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May 16: This Day That Year

May 16

- 1792 - Denmark: Slave trade abolished.

- 1881 - Germany: World's 1st electric tram starts operations.

- 1886 - John Deere, dies at the age of 82, founder of Deere & Company (agricultural equipment).

- 1948 - Israel: 1st postage stamps issued.

- 1953 - Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), born in Drogheda, Ireland.

- 1966 - Janet Jackson, Michael's sister, born in Gary, Indiana, USA.

- 1985 - NBA: Michael Jordan named rookie of the year.

- 1986 - Movie "Top Gun", starring Tom Cruise premieres.

- 2007 - France: Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President.

- 2013 - Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man again after 2008 (Net worth $72.7 billion).

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