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July 16th is the 197th day of the year (198th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 16th
1746 Giuseppe Piazzi (mathematician, astronomer - discovered the dwarf planet Ceres)
1872 Roald Amundsen (polar explorer)
1887 Joseph Jefferson Jackson - "Shoeless Joe Jackson" (baseball player)
1907 Barbara Stanwyck (actress)
1911 Ginger Rodgers (actress)
1928 Robert Sheckley (author)
1952 Stewart Copeland (drummer - The Police)
1963 Fatboy Slims (musician)
1963 Phoebes Cates (actress)
1965 Billy Mitchell (video game player)
1967 Will Ferrell (comedian, actor)
1968 Larry Sanger (co-founder of Wikipedia)
1971 Corey Feldman (actor)
1989 Gareth Bale (soccer player)
July 16th in History
622 Beginning of the Islamic calendar.
1377 Coronation of King Richard II of England.
1661 Stockholms Banco is the first European bank to issue banknotes.
1790 District of Columbia becomes the United States' capital.
1931 Emperor Haile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
1935 World's first parking meters introduced (Oklahoma City).
1941 Joe DiMaggio hits safely for his 56th consecutive baseball game, an MLB record that stands to this day.
1945 First atomic bomb is detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1951 J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye is published for the first time.
1960 USS George Washington is the first submarine to fire a ballistic missile while submerged.
1965 Mont Blanc Tunnel, which connects France and Italy, opens.
1969 Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the surface of the moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1971 Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, appoints Prince Juan Carlos as his successor.
1979 Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq.
1993 First release of the Slackware operating system.
July 16th is also
Fourth day of Bon Festival (East Japan)
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Catholicism)
People born on July 16th are Cancer
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