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On This Day: July 16th

This is 197th day of the year and 168 days remain in the year.

in history
1790
The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United States government.
1918

Russia's Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

1935
The first parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City.
1945
The first atomic bomb was tested in Alamogordo, N.M.
1951
J. D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye was published.
1969
Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.
1979
Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
1999
John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren, died in a plane crash near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
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



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