JULY 16 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1486 ~ ANDREA DEL SARTO the Italian painter was born on the 16th day of July in 1486 (d. 1530).

1661 ~ The 1st BANKNOTES in Europe were issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco on the 16th day of July in 1661.

1782 ~ The 1st performance of DiE ENTFüHRUNG AUS DEM SERAiL by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART‘s opera was on the 16th day of July in 1782.

1796 ~ JEAN-BAPTiSTE-CAMiLLE COROT the French painter was born on the 16th day of July in 1796 (d. 1875).

1910 ~ JOHN ROBERTSON DUiGAN made the 1st flight of the DUiGAN PUSHER BiPLANE on the 16th day of July in 1910. The Duigan Pusher Biplane was the 1st aircraft built in Australia.

1935 ~ The world’s 1st PARKiNG METER was installed in Oklahoma City in the United States on the 16th day of July in 1935.

1942 ~ MARGARET COURT the Australian tennis player was born on the 16th day of July in 1942.

1951The CATCHER in The RYE book by J. D. Salinger was published for the 1st time by Little, Brown and Company on the 16th day of July in 1951.

1958 ~ MiCHAEL FLATLEY the American dancer was born on the 16th day of July in 1958.

1960LEiLA KENZLE the American actress best known for her role as Fran Devanow on Mad About You was born on the 16th day of July in 1960.

1963 ~ PHOEBE CATES the American actress was born on the 16th day of July in 1963.

1965 ~ The MONT BLANC TUNNEL linking France and Italy opened on the 16th day of July in 1965.

1967 ~ WiLL FERRELL the American comedian was born on the 16th day of July in 1967.

1969 ~ APOLLO 11, known as the 1st manned space mission to land on the Moon, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida on the 16th day of July in 1969.

Apollo-11 Saturn V-rocket launch 1969 Kennedy Space Center Nasa Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin Moon
The Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 slowly rising past the launch tower camera, launched with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins & Buzz Aldrin, at 9:32 am EDT on 16th July 1969, Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A (Nasa photo*)

Apollo-11 Saturn-V rocket launch Mach1 American flag flying 16th July 1969 Kennedy-Space-Center Nasa
Condensation cloud forms as the Saturn V rocket approaches Mach1, one minute into the flight Apollo 11 attached to the rocket heads towards earth orbit, with the American flag flying in the foreground. The Apollo 11 astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins & Buzz Aldrin, at 9:32 a.m. EDT on the 16th July 1969, Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A (Nasa photo*)

*Nasa photos from Wikipedia & GRiN: GReat Images in Nasa

1971 ~ COREY FELDMAN the American actor was born on the 16th day of July in 1971.

1971ED KOWALCZYK the American singer from the band LiVE was born on the 16th day of July in 1971.

1981 ~ HARRY CHAPiN the American singer & songwriter died on the 16th day of July in 1981 (b. 1942).

Today in History for July 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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