May 16 is the 136th day of the year. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year.
+1866 – The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
+1868 – United States President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
+1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
( Births )
+1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
+1928 – Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
+1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
+1973 – Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
+1986 – Megan Fox, American actress