The Daily News | May 16

Marie Antoinette married future King Louis XVI of France, 1770
First US nickel, 1868
Food stamp program first introduced (Rochester, New York), 1939
Joan of Arc was canonized, 1920
Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, British anthropologist, died, 1942
Johnny Jordan, cameraman, died, 1969
Foundation for the Peter and Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg), 1703
Jim Henson, muppet creator, died, 1990
Academy Awards first presented (Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood), 1929
Root beer first made (C.E. Hires), 1866
Levi Parsons Morton, banker and 22nd US vice president, died, 1920
George Ade, US newspaperman, died, 1944
Samuel Johnson first met his future biographer, James Boswell, 1763
Nantucket Lightship rammed by Olympic, 1934
Mill Creek dam burst in Northampton, Massachusetts (143 died), 1874
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (Virginia), 1864
First report on SNOBOL distributed (within Bell Laboratories), 1963
Sammy Davis, Jr, song-and-dance man, died, 1990
Second version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” was released, 1956
Battle of Champion’s Hill (Mississippi), 1863
Edgar Allen Poe married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia Clemm, 1836
General Butler issued the “Woman Order”, 1862
Button Gwinnett, signer of US Declaration of Independence, died, 1777
“Annie Get Your Gun” opened on Broadway, 1946
First horse to win main event on a trotting course (Screwdriver), 1825
James Agee, American author and critic, died, 1955
George Polk’s body, CBS News correspondent, found a week after disappearing, 1948
Soviet spacecraft Venus-5 landed on the surface of Venus, 1969