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On this day: May 16

POSTED: 12:19 AM PDT May 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 15, 2013 

Joan of Arc is sainted, the first Academy Awards are handed out, SpaghettiOs debut, "Pet Sounds" and "Blonde on Blonde" hit record store shelves, and Sammy Davis Jr. and Jim Henson pass away, all on this day.

OTD May 16 - Daniel Pearl
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2002: The remains of kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are unearthed in Pakistan. Pearl, who had gone to Karachi, Pakistan, as part of an investigation into the alleged links between "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid and Al-Qaeda, was kidnapped on Jan. 23, 2002, and beheaded by his captors nine days later. In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said that he had personally beheaded Pearl.

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