Friday, June 16, 2017
History for June 16 - On-This-Day.com:
Stan Laurel 1890, Katherine Graham 1917, John Howard Griffin 1920
Erich Segal 1937, Roberto Duran 1951 - Boxer, Tupac Shakur 1971 - Rapper
0455 - Rome was sacked by the Vandal army.
1858 - In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1884 - At Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY, the first roller coaster in America opened.
1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
1932 - The ban on Nazi storm troopers was lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.
1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the United States.
1963 - 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.
1980 - The movie "The Blues Brothers" opened in Chicago, IL.