July 16 Events in History - July 16 Birthdays - July 16 Deaths



2013 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will welcome it's first McDonald's early next year; the site will be run by the son of Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Henry Nguyen
2013 In Greece, new austerity measures prompt the unions to call for a general strike
2012 Jon Lord, an English composer and pianist and co-founder of the heavy rock group, Deep Purple, dies after suffering a pulmonary embolism
2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of Truvada, the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection
2011 U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C. despite a warning from the People's Republic of China
2011 The funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite
2010 U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is placed on the U.S. 'terror blacklist'
2009 The parliament of Iceland votes to pursue joining the European Union
2007 Earthquake in Japan damages nuclear power plan releasing 300 gallons of radioactive water
2005 6th Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling is released: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
1997 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
1995 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 40 performances
1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth New York City after 55 performances
1995 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J. C. Snead
1995 50th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1994 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 556 performances
1994 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
1994 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in Los Angeles
1994 Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds billionaire J. Howard Marshall II (89)
1994 Baseball Night in America premieres, no Saturday day games
1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994 Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1993 President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1993 S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for 705,500 pounds in London
1993 San Francisco outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1990 400 die in a, 7.7, earthquake in Philippines
1990 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990 New York City's Empire State Building catches fire - no fatalities
1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV
1990 Ukraine declares independence
1989 44th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1988 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988 Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1988 Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan
1988 San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1988 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Academy 5) wed in Edmonton
1987 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
1987 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego Padres)
1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
1983 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
1982 George P. Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
1982 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982 Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
1981 India performs nuclear Test
1981 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1980 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
1980 Ronald Reagan nominated for President by Republicans in Detroit
1979 Premier/president al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1978 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1977 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
1976 Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years
1975 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1973 During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
1972 Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance
1971 Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
1970 Iraq's constitution goes into effect
1970 Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
1969 Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1967 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1966 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 512 performances
1965 Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
1964 Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as President candidate
1963 Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
1962 NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1961 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
1960 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1960 George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit home runs with a runner on
1957 Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1956 Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1956 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
1956 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1956 Last Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1955 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1953 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1951 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1951 King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
1951 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks vs. Surrey at The Oval
1951 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published
1950 Single day 16 team home run record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1950 Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1948 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, New York Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
1947 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee and Yankees 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
1946 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in San Francisco history)
1946 U.S. court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1945 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1945 Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1945 Cruiser Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with atom bomb
1944 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 and break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1942 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
1942 Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
1941 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941 Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1940 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1938 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1936 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, New York
1936 New York Giants are 10 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1935 1st automatic parking meter in U.S. installed, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1934 Bradman scores 140 Australia vs. Yorkshire, 120 minutes, 22 fours 2 sixes
1927 Augusto Sandino begins 5 -year war against U.S. occupation of Nicaragua
1926 Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
1926 National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1924 New York Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit home runs in 6 cons games
1920 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1920 China joins the League of Nations
1920 General Amos Fries appointed 1st U.S. Army chemical warfare chief
1920 Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54
1914 Socialist conference in Brussel (Kautsky, Trotski and Rosa Luxemburg)
1912 Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B. A. Fiske
1909 Detroit and Washington play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
1904 Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to U.S. by their chiefs
1902 John McGraw named manager of New York Giants
1902 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji vs. Australia, at Old Trafford
1895 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs vs. Somerset at Taunton
1894 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan and England
1867 Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
1867 D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867 Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1863 Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1862 David G Farragut is 1st rear Admiral in U.S. Navy
1861 Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1857 Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
1856 Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
1845 New York Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1801 Pope Pius VII and 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
1798 U.S. Public Health Service forms and U.S. Marine Hospital authorized
1790 Congress establishes District of Columbia
1782 Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
1775 John Adams graduates Harvard
1769 Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in California
1683 Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
1661 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1659 Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
1618 Captain John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1573 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1548 La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1519 Public debate between Martin Luther and theologist John Eck
1439 Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1429 Army entered Reims
1429 Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1338 German monarch signs Treaty of Rense
1251 The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stork a haircut (legend)
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain
1099 Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue and set it afire
1054 Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople
622 Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
622 Origin of Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH)
463 Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
390 Brennus and Gauls defeat Romans at Allia











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