On This Day: July 16th

This is 198th day of the year and 168 days remain in the year.

in history
The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United States government.
Russia's Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.
The first parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City.
The first atomic bomb was tested in Alamogordo, N.M.
J. D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye was published.
Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.
Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren, died in a plane crash near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July 16 Birthdays
Ginger 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

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