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What Happened on July 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A 100-year-old building in Mumbai, India, collapses, killing at least 10 people and leaving many others trapped.
2015 Four U.S. Marines and one gunman die in a shooting spree targeting military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
2013 As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India.
2013 Syrian civil war: The Battle of Ras al-Ayn resumes between the People's Protection Units (YPG) and Islamist forces, beginning the Rojava–Islamist conflict.
2009 Teoh Beng Hock, an aide to a politician in Malaysia is found dead on the rooftop of a building adjacent to the offices of the Anti-Corruption Commission, sparking an inquest that gains nationwide attention.
2007 An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing eight people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
2005 An Antonov An-24 crashes near Baney in Bioko Norte, Equatorial Guinea, killing 60 people.
2004 Millennium Park, considered Chicago's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when the aircraft he is piloting crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
1994 The comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 is destroyed in a head-on collision with Jupiter.
1990 The Luzon earthquake strikes the Philippines with an intensity of 7.7, affecting Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac.
1990 The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
1983 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
1979 Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
1965 The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.
1965 South Vietnamese Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo, a formerly undetected communist spy and double agent, is hunted down and killed by unknown individuals after being sentenced to death in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.
1957 KLM Flight 844 crashes off the Schouten Islands in present day Indonesia (then Netherlands New Guinea), killing 58 people.
1956 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; due to changing economics, all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
1951 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
1951 J. D. Salinger publishes his popular yet controversial novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
1950 Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
1948 Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
1948 The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
1945 Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1945 World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.
1942 Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): The government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.
1941 Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.
1935 The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1931 Emperor Haile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
1927 Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.
1915 Henry James becomes a British citizen to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.
1915 At Treasure Island on the Delaware River in the United States, the First Order of the Arrow ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded to honor American Boy Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.
1910 John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.
1909 Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
1862 American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.
1861 American Civil War: At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25-mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.
1858 The last apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France.[6]
1849 Antonio María Claret y Clará founds the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Claretians in Vic, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
1809 The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1790 The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
1779 American Revolutionary War: Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
1769 Father Junípero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, California.
1683 Manchu Qing dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
1661 The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
1536 Jacques Cartier, navigator and explorer, returns home to St. Malo after claiming Stadacona (Quebec), Hochelaga (Montereal) and the River of Canada (St. Lawrence River) region for France.
1377 King Richard II of England is crowned.
1251 Celebrated by the Carmelite Order–but doubted by modern historians–as the day when Saint Simon Stock had a vision of the Virgin Mary.[1][2]
1232 The Spanish town of Arjona declares independence and names its native Muhammad ibn Yusuf as ruler. This marks the Muhammad's first rise to prominence; he would later establish the Nasrid Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state in Spain.
1228 The canonization of Saint Francis of Assisi
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber Muslim leader Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.
1054 Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing a Papal bull (of doubtful validity) of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the formal start of the East–West Schism.
997 Battle of Spercheios: Bulgarian forces of Tsar Samuel are defeated by a Byzantine army under general Nikephoros Ouranos at the Spercheios River in Greece.
622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
Famous People Born on July 16

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Year Name
1934 Katherine D. Ortega, 38th Treasurer of the United States
1967 Will Ferrell, American actor, comedian, and producer
1915 Elaine Barrie, American actress (d. 2003)
1486 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)
1925 Rosita Quintana, Argentine actress (d. 2021)
1714 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French engineer and author (d. 1800)
1934 Tomás Eloy Martínez, Argentine journalist (d. 2010)
1959 James MacMillan, Scottish composer and conductor
1964 Phil Hellmuth, American poker player
1918 Denis Edward Arnold, English soldier (d. 2015)
Famous People Deaths On July 16

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Date Name
1982 Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa (b. 1894)
1990 Robert Blackburn, Irish educator (b. 1927)
1885 Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (b. 1837)
1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States 1861–1865 (b. 1818)
1664 Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (b. 1616)
2017 George Romero, American filmmaker (b. 1940)
2014 Karl Albrecht, German businessman, co-founded Aldi (b. 1920)
1849 Sarah Allen, African-American missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (b. 1764)
1879 Edward Deas Thomson, Scottish-Australian politician, 3rd Chief Secretary of New South Wales (b. 1800)
1949 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1866)