On This Day: June 16th

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

in history
The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.

Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
June 16 BirthdaysJoyce Carol Oates1938–, American author, born in Lockport, N.Y., graduate B.A., Syracuse University, 1960, M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961.
Barbara McClintockgeneticist
Edward Davyphysician, scientist
Stan Laurelcomic actor

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