Today in History

    What happened on the 16th of June in history?

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    • 1567
      Mary Queen of Scots thrown into Lochleven Castle prison
    • 1686
      BC Hammurabi the Great dies - Babylon
    • 1775
      Battle of Bunker Hill (actually Breed's Hill)
    • 1832
      Battle of Kellogg's Grove - Ill
    • 1858
      A house divided against itself cannot stand - Abraham Lincoln
    • 1883
      1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams vs Cleveland Spiders)
    • 1903
      1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
    • 1903
      Ford Motor Company vehicle manufacturer
    • 1904
      Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
    • 1919
      1st nonstop transatlantic flight completed
    • 1933
      Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (US) created (FDIC)
    • 1933
      National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
    • 1937
      Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
    • 1941
      1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC
    • 1947
      1st network news - Dumont's "News from Washington"
    • 1947
      Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
    • 1949
      Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated Erie Pa
    • 1953
      Despite Johnny Mize 2000th hit Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak
    • 1961
      Rudolf Nureyev Soviet ballet dancer defects to West
    • 1963
      Valentina Tereshkova becomes 1st woman in space - aboard Vostok 6
    • 1963
      Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
    • 1976
      Soweto Day Student uprisings begin in Soweto - South Africa
    • 1976
      US ambassador to Lebanon kidnapped & killed
    • 1977
      Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR
    • 1977
      Ron Guidry's 1st complete game 7-0 over KC Royals. Also Wernher von Braun dies at 65 from smoking
    • 1978
      Tom Seaver no hits St Louis Cards
    • 1982
      Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
    • 1984
      Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
    • 1986
      One-day general strike in South Africa
    • 1987
      Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him