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|May 16th, 2007||Event||Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotlandied in He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning an historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.|
|May 16th, 2006||Event||A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.|
|May 16th, 2005||Event||Kuwait permits women s suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.|
|May 16th, 2004||Event||The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.|
|May 16th, 2003||Event||In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.|
|May 16th, 1992||Event||STS-49: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely after a successful maiden voyage.|
|May 16th, 1988||Event||A report by United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.|
|May 16th, 1986||Event||The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.|
|May 16th, 1983||Event||Sudan People s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.|
|May 16th, 1975||Event||India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote was in favour of merging with India.|
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