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This was 197th day of the year and 168 days remained in the year.

July 16 Birthdays

Ginger Rogers
1911–1995; Singer actress born in Independence, Missouri.

Andrea del Sarto
painter (1486)

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
painter (1796)

Mary Baker Eddy
founder, Christian Science Church (1821)

Ida B. Wells-Barnett
journalist, activist (1862)

Roald Amundsen
Norwegian polar explorer (1872)

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson
baseball player (1887)

Trygve Lie
first secretary-general of the United Nations (1896)

Pinchas Zukerman
violinist and conductor (1948)

July 16 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.

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