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200614th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win

1801Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord

1755John Adams graduates Harvard

1980Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit

1941Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game

1988Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

200311th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win

1918A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

1967Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

1951Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published

1429Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

1934Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

1979Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

1519Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

1999John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

1948Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

1971Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

198944th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

July 16th Historical Events
Date Event
463
Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius 
622
Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira) 
1054
Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople 
1054
Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Often dated as start of the East-West Schism. 
1099
Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire 
1212
Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain 
1251
The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stock a Brown Scapular (legend) 
1338
German monarch signs Treaty of Rense 
1429
Army entered Reims 
1429
Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims 
1439
Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading) 
1465
Battle at Montlhéry 
1519
Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, Luther denies the divine right of the Pope 
1548
La Paz, Bolivia is founded 
1573
Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland 
1618
Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain 
1661
1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm 
1683
Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna 
1683
Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands. 
1755
John Adams graduates Harvard 
1769
Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif 
1782
Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna 
1790
US Congress establishes District of Columbia 
1798
US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized 
1801
Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord 
1809
La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo 
1819
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen sets sail to explore Antarctica for Tsar Alexander I 
1845
NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta 
1856
Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem 
1857
Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore 
1861
Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought 
1861
Manassas Campaign [->JUL 22] 
1862
David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy 
1863
Utrecht-Swells railway opens 
1867
Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam 
1867
D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint 
1867
Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete 
1879
3rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Hartley beats V Goold (6-2 6-4 6-2) 
1880
Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada. 
1883
7th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3) 
1888
5th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (6-3 6-3) 
1888
12th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0) 
1894
Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners 
1894
Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England 
1895
Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton 
1897
The South African Committee, investigating the Jameson Raid releases its report finding that it was conducted almost implicitly through the support and encouragement of Cecil John Rhodes and the mining houses in the Transvaal 
1900
A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobolize support for relief of foreigners 
1900
Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria 
1901
The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War 
1902
John McGraw named manager of NY Giants 
1902
Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford 
1904
Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs 
1909
Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings 
1912
Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske 
1914
Socialist conference in Brussels (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg) 
1918
A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family 
1920
15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0) 
1920
China joins the League of Nations 
1920
Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief 
1920
Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54 
1924
Conference over German recovery payments begins in London 
1924
NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games 
1926
Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc 
1926
National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos 
1927
Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua 
1934
Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes 
1935
1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok) 
1936
1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY 
1936
NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant 
1938
21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa 
1940
NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee 
1941
100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash 
1941
Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game 
1942
French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris 
1942
Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp 
1944
Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row 
1945
1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhatten Project 
1945
Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets 
1945
Cruiser Indianapolis leaves SF with atom bomb 
1946
Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history) 
1946
US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau 
1947
Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19 
1948
Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager 
1950
Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12) 
1950
Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro 
1951
1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est) 
1951
King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates 
1951
Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval 
1951
Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published 
1953
KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1955
"Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland 
1956
Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million 
1956
Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR 
1956
King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England 
1956
Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent 
1957
Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08) 
1960
205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer 
1960
George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on 
1961
Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open 
1961
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2" 
1962
NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m 
1963
Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record) 
1964
Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate 
1965
Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens 
1966
"Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs 
1966
Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts 
1966
Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community 
1967
Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open 
1967
Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida) 
1969
Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched 
1970
Iraq's constitution goes into effect 
1970
Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2 
1971
Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain 
1971
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie 
1972
Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople 
1972
Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance 
1973
During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes 
1975
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term 
1976
Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years 
1977
Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe 
1978
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
1979
Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein 
1980
Polish railway workers block railway to Russia 
1980
Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit 
1981
India performs nuclear Test 
1981
Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously 
1982
George P. Shultz sworn in as US Secretary of State 
1982
NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth 
1982
Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud 
1983
20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident 
1983
Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities. 
1985
56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn 
1985
All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres) 
1985
Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent 
1985
F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph) 
1987
Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1987
Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81) 
1987
Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8) 
1988
Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec 
1988
Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds 
1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts 
1988
San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings 
1988
Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton 
1989
44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
1989
South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid 
1990
400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines 
1990
Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA 
1990
Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins 
1990
NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities 
1990
Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV 
1990
Ukraine declares independence 
1990
The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa 
1993
President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville 
1993
S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London 
1993
SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games 
1994
"Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs 
1994
1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd) 
1994
3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA 
1994
Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games) 
1994
Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter 
1994
Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts) 
1994
Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights 
1994
Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup 
1995
"Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs 
1995
"Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs 
1995
13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead 
1995
50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam 
1999
John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy. 
2003
11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win 
2004
Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley. 
2006
14th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win 
2007
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake. 
2008
79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York 
2013
27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India 
2013
84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York 
2014
Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria 
2016
Total of 1563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official 
2016
Attempted Turkey coup threatens US fight against Islamic State 
2016
US urges support of Turkey government as world watches coup 
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