July 16 in History

July 16 in Pop Culture History

July 16th is…
Corn Fritters Day
Fresh Spinach Day
Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
Personal Chef’s Day
World Snake Day

622 – The 354-day Islamic Calendar was established.

1661 – The European banknotes were issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

1769 – Father Junípero Serra founded California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, later known as San Diego, California.

1790 – The District of Columbia was established as the capital of the United States with the Residence Act.

1862 – David Farragut was promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold the rank.

1915 – The Boy Scout’s First Order of the Arrow ceremony took place, and the Order of the Arrow was founded.

1935 – The world’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Roger W. Babson filed the first US patent for the device on August 30, 1928.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio hit safely for the 56th consecutive game, a still-standing MLB record.

1945 – (Manhattan Project) The United States successfully detonated a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

1951 – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger was published for the first time, by Little, Brown and Company.

1965 – The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opened.

1966 – #1 Hit July 16, 1966 – July 29, 1966: Tommy James and the ShondellsHanky Panky

1969 – Apollo 11 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

1977 – #1 Hit July 16, 1977 – July 22, 1977: Shaun CassidyDa Doo Ron Ron

1982 – Young Doctors in Love, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Summer Lovers and Six Pack debuted in theaters.

1993 – Free Willy, Road Scholar, Twist and Hocus Pocus were released in theaters.

1994 – Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 collided with Jupiter, through July 22.

1999 – The Blair Witch Project, Eyes Wide Shut, Lake Placid and The Wood debuted in theaters.

2002 – Eight Legged Freaks debuted in theaters.

2004 – I Robot and A Cinderella Story were released in theaters.

2004 – Millennium Park was opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

2010 – Inception was released in theaters.

2011 – #1 Hit July 16, 2011 – August 26, 2011: LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRockParty Rock Anthem


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