Saints with May 16th feast days include Honoratus (patron of bakers, confectioners, and millers), John of Nepomuk [patron of Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, bridges, bridge builders; invoked against detraction (?)], Brendan (patron saint of sailors and travelers), Simon Stock, Andrew Bobola, Peregrine of Auxerre, Possidius, Germerius, Domnolus, and Carantoc.
Celebrating birthdays today are or were William Henry Seward (1801), Henry Fonda (1905), Studs Terkel (1912), Billy Martin (1928), and Debra Winger (1955).
Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch from Oz, died at 82 on this day in 1985.
One of my sources informs us that Johannes Kepler calculated his own conception to have occurred on this day at 4:37 a.m. in 1571. This is the kind of fact on which the Saint Report is based: very difficult to refute and rife with unanswered questions.
On May 16, 1763, Samuel Johnson met James Boswell, who later wrote Johnson's biography.
In Dermott, Arkansas, the annual Crawfish Festival is expected to attract 20,000 people over today and tomorrow, and in Poulsbo, Washington, the ever-popular Viking Fest will cause through traffic to be delayed for five or six minutes.