On This Day: July 16th
This is 198th day of the year and 168 days remain in the year.
The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United States government.
The first parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City.
J. D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye was published.
Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.
July 16 BirthdaysGinger Rogers1911–1995; Singer actress born in Independence, Missouri.
"Shoeless" Joe Jacksonbaseball player
Mary Baker Eddyfounder, Christian Science Church
Roald AmundsenNorwegian polar explorer
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corotpainter
Ida B. Wells-Barnettjournalist, activist
Andrea del Sartopainter
Trygve Liefirst secretary-general of the United Nations
Pinchas Zukermanviolinist and conductor