On this day: May 16

POSTED: 12:19 AM PDT May 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 15, 2016 

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 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising comes to an end with the Nazis officially finishing their operation to liquidate the ghetto in German-occupied Poland. The uprising, the largest single revolt by the Jews during World War II, began on April 19, 1943, with a resistance rising up against Nazi efforts to transport the ghetto's remaining Jewish population to Treblinka extermination camp.


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