On this day: May 16

POSTED: 12:19 AM PDT May 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 15, 2014 

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 - HB Reese
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1956: H. B. Reese, the candymaker who created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, dies of a heart attack in West Palm Beach, Fla., eight days before his 77th birthday.

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