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Events and Birthdays on 16 August

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Events on this day, 16 August

Flash floods devastate a north Cornwall coastal village after the area's average August rainfall fell in just two hours.

The notorious former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies in exile in a Saudi Arabian hospital.

A former butler to Princess Diana is charged with stealing hundreds of items from the Wales household.

Former car maker John DeLorean is cleared of all charges against him at his drug trafficking trial in Los Angeles.

Elvis Presley, whose singing and style revolutionized popular music in the 1950s, dies after collapsing at his home.

Twelve bodies are recovered and 24 people are missing feared dead in the flood which has swept through Lynmouth in north Devon.

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