On this day in history 16 December

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1985: John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering.

1986: Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan.

1993: Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from TV series Beverly Hills 90210.

1994: Davy Jones (The Monkees), charged with DWI.

1997: US President Bill Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy".

2009: Ben Bernanke, Chair of the US Federal Reserve is named Time's Person of the Year.

2010: Final episode of TV talk show "Larry King Live" airs on CNN.

2016: US State Department increases reward for information on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25 million.

2019: Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record (539) for career touchdown passes.

2019: Mariah Carey's single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" reaches No. 1, 25 years after release.

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