1976

Dec 16, Marjorie Mitchell, a nurse at Napa State Hospital, Ca., testified that a man, later identified as Richard Allen Davis, awakened her in the early hours and clubbed her with a fire poker.
2003

Dec 16, Actress Madlyn Rhue died in Los Angeles at age 68.
2009

Dec 16, South Africa’s former Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (69), died. She gained notoriety for her dogged promotion of lemons, garlic and olive oil to treat AIDS.
2012

Dec 16, In India six men raped a woman (23) and savagely beat her and her companion with iron rods on a bus driving around New Delhi, passing through several police checkpoints, before stripping them and dumping them on the side of the road. The rapes triggered massive protests on Dec 19 as police fished out the raped body of a 10-year old girl from a canal in Bihar state’s Saharsa district. The victim of the bus rape died on Dec 29.

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