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Today in history: May 16

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Each of the events below occurred on the same day in history, May 16.

1843: First major wagon train sets out for the Pacific Northwest on the Oregon Trail, with pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.

1868: President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the U.S. Senate.

1905: Actor Henry Fonda is born in Grand Island, Nebraska.

1929: First Academy Awards are handed out during a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

1966: Singer-songwriter and actress Janet Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana.

1983: Michael Jackson performs his signature "moonwalk" for the first time at Motown's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

1984: Actor and comedian Andy Kaufman dies in Los Angeles, California at age 35.

1991: Queen Elizabeth addresses joint session of U.S. Congress, becoming first British monarch to do so.

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