On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Bill Gates regains his position as the world's richest man with $72.7 billion after losing the position in 2008

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Human stem cells are successfully cloned

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Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation


Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), dies at 79
  • Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72