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195151st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

1858Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

1815Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1960"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY

1891John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

1909Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals

1903Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

1932President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

2002102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY

199191st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn

1995Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

1979Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

2010Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

1673Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

1963Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

2008108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA

1907Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1991Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1994Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

1983Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1864Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va

1904Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

June 16th Historical Events
Date Event
632
Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era 
1338
German monarch declares pope & king's decree redundant 
1487
Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell 
1567
Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland 
1624
Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown 
1673
Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg 
1745
British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River 
1746
Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army 
1755
British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians 
1774
Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 
1779
Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins. 
1784
Holland forbids orange clothes 
1794
1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch) 
1815
Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia 
1815
Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French 
1822
Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina 
1823
King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp 
1832
Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois 
1836
London Working Men's Association forms 
1858
Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate 
1861
Battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island) 
1864
Battle of Lynchburg, VA 
1864
Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia 
1864
Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va 
1871
Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC 
1871
The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology. 
1873
Pres Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians 
1879
Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC 
1880
Salvation Army forms in London 
1881
Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty 
1882
17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa 
1883
1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2) 
1883
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children 
1884
1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY) 
1891
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister. 
1893
RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack 
1896
Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif 
1897
A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later. 
1898
China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei 
1899
Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's 
1900
In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks 
1903
1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox 
1903
Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates 
1903
Pepsi Cola company forms 
1903
Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway. 
1904
Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses) 
1904
Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland. 
1907
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities 
1908
The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Roosevelt picks William H. Taft as his successor 
1909
1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000 
1909
Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals 
1911
A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn. 
1913
South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans 
1915
The foundation of the British Women's Institute. 
1916
Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0 
1916
Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand 
1917
1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3] 
1917
49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8 
1922
Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics 
1923
Sun Yat Sen founds military academy 
1924
South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7 
1925
The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established. 
1925
The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs 
1927
31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa 
1929
Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days) 
1930
Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR. 
1931
Austrian government of Ender falls 
1932
Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights 
1932
President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention 
1932
Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex 
1933
National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down) 
1933
US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created 
1935
US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal" 
1936
Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge 
1936
Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator) 
1937
Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA 
1938
Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns 
1940
Communist government installed in Lithuania 
1940
General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux 
1941
1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC 
1943
Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die) 
1944
Iceland adopts constitution 
1944
King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy 
1944
US bombs Kyushu Japan 
1945
71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8 
1945
Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins 
1946
"Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs 
1946
46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve 
1947
1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington" 
1947
Pravda denounces Marshall Plan 
1949
Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa 
1951
51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich 
1951
83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29 
1952
Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down 
1953
Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak 
1954
Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months 
1954
Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam 
1955
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1955
Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron 
1956
56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY 
1956
88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8 
1957
French offensive in Algeria 
1957
White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6 
1958
"Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46 
1958
Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia 
1959
In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance. 
1960
"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY 
1960
Pres Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan 
1961
Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host 
1961
Discoverer 25 launched 
1961
Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris 
1962
2 US army officers killed in Saigon 
1963
Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister 
1963
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open 
1963
Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6 
1964
Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners 
1964
Quake strikes Niigata Japan 
1966
Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV 
1966
20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win 
1967
50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival 
1968
Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic 
1968
68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY 
1968
Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par 
1969
Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House 
1970
Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ 
1970
Race riots in Miami Florida 
1971
Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen 
1971
Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida 
1972
The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador. 
1973
Leonid I Brezhnev visit US 
1974
74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY 
1974
Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open 
1975
Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players 
1975
Italy's Communist party PCI, wins 
1975
Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD 
1975
Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation 
1976
Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools. 
1977
"Beatlemania" opens on Broadway 
1977
Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections 
1977
Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR 
1977
Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals 
1977
Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. 
1978
Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 
1978
Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough" 
1979
"Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6 
1979
Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit 
1979
Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria 
1980
"Blues Brothers" premieres in Chicago 
1980
US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents 
1982
Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners 
1983
Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal 
1983
European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10 
1983
Pope John Paul II visits Poland 
1983
Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany 
1983
USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president 
1984
Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race 
1984
Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d) 
1985
85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich 
1985
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1985
T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open 
1985
Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis 
1986
1 day general strike in South Africa 
1987
Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens 
1987
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him 
1988
Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home 
1988
In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins 
1989
"Ghostbusters II" premieres 
1989
Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956 
1989
Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price) 
1990
"U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8 
1990
Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam 
1991
"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 perfs 
1991
-23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week" 
1991
91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn 
1991
Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR 
1991
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1991
Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row 
1991
Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day 
1991
With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5 
1992
Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge 
1992
Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game 
1992
British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill 
1992
Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning 
1992
Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) 
1992
Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway 
1993
Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's 
1994
Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy 
1995
"Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend 
1995
Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429) 
1995
Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002 
1996
1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade) 
1996
50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2 
1996
96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC 
1996
Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic 
1997
31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes 
1997
The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed. 
1999
Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa 
2000
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms. 
2002
102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY 
2008
108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA 
2010
Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins 
2012
32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad 
2012
Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years 
2012
A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person 
2012
30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India 
2013
20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq 
2013
Golfer, Justin Rose wins the 2013 US Open 
2013
113th US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at Merion GC PA 
2016
Searchers Report Finding Egyptair Wreckage 
2016
French police arrest 36 after clashes with England fans 
2016
Trump calls for surveillance of mosques despite criticism of rhetoric 
2016
Body of Boy Grabbed By Fla. Alligator Recovered 
2017
Blimp at US Open golf tourney crashes in Wisconsin 
2017
Warriors celebrate NBA title with parade through Oakland 
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