Today in History

    What happened on the 16th of July in history?

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    • 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
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    • 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.