Today in History
What happened on the 16th of July in history?
- 1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain.
- 1548 La Paz Bolivia is founded.
- 1769 Father Serra founds Mission San Diego 1st mission in Calif
- 1790 Congress establishes Dist of Columbia
- 1861 1st major battle of the Civil War -- Bull Run
- 1894 many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners.
- 1920 Ruth sets season home run record with 30 enroute to 54
- 1927 Augusto Sandino begins war against US occupation of Nicaragua.
- 1935 1st automatic parking meter in US installed Oklahoma City Ok
- 1945 1st atomic blast Trinity Site Alamogordo NM
- 1946 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
- 1947 Bobo Newsom won his 200th game 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In the night cap Vic Rashi extended streak to 19
- 1969 Apollo 11 1st manned ship to land on the moon is launched.