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 - Attack of the Clones
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2002: "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones," the second of George Lucas' prequels to the original "Star Wars" trilogy, premieres in theaters. The film, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, received mixed reviews but was a box office success, earning nearly $650 million worldwide.


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