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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 - Studs Terkel
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1912: Author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Louis "Studs" Terkel is born in New York City. Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for "The Good War" and is also known for his oral histories of common Americans and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago.

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