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This Day in History for May 16 – First Academy Awards and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1770 – Marie Antoinette, 14, marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France (More info)

1868 – President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the US Senate (More info)

1929 – The first Academy Awards are handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood (More info)

1975 – Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest (More info)

1991 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the US Congress (More info)

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