On This Day in Nebraska History: May 16
1867 — Gov. Butler put out a call for a special session of the Legislature, the first during statehood.
1905 — Actor Henry Fonda was born in Grand Island.
1948 — The Rev. Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, died.
Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse before eventually making his way up to Broadway.
Fonda was married five times and had two children with Frances Seymour Fonda — Jane and Peter Fonda, who are both actors — while his daughter, Amy Fishman, was born while he was married to Susan Blanchard. His granddaughter Bridget Fonda is also an actress.
He is most known for his roles in "Young Mr. Lincoln," "The Grapes of Wrath" and "On Golden Pond," which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for.