Sunday, July 16, 2017
History for July 16 - On-This-Day.com
Roald Amundsen 1872, Orville Redenbacher 1907, Ginger Rogers 1911
Michael Flatley 1958, Will Ferrell 1967, Barry Sanders 1968
1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.
1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to install parking meters.
1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the invasion of England, known as Operation Sea Lion.
1942 - French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.
1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.
1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was first published.
1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.
1981 - After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan.