What happened this day in history July 16

What are the important events that happened on July 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 16: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 16 is the 198th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 3, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,721,088,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontaoctagon’ day.

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 197 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,225 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 16 Historical Events

  • 1377
    Coronation of Richard II of England.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
  • 1809
    The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
  • 1880
    Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
  • 1957
    United States Marine major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
  • 1960
    USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1983
    Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • 1990
    The Luzon Earthquake strikes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, Philippines, with an intensity of 7.7.
  • 1990
    The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.

Who were born on July 16?

  • 1889
    Larry Semon, American film comedy actor (d. 1928)
  • 1903
    Fritz Bauer, German judge (d. 1968)
  • 1911
    Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1920
    Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Jimmy Johnson, American football coach
  • 1948
    Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist
  • 1952
    Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police)
  • 1958
    Pierre Roland Renoir, Monaco-born Canadian painter
  • 1975
    Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
  • 1982
    Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer

Who died on July 16?

  • 1216
    Pope Innocent III (b. 1160 or 1161)
  • 1342
    King Charles I of Hungary (b. 1288)
  • 1770
    Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1879
    Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (b. 1800)
  • 1886
    Ned Buntline, American pulp novelist (b. 1823)
  • 1917
    Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (b. 1847)
  • 1960
    Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  • 1982
    Patrick Dewaere, French actor (b. 1947)
  • 2001
    Morris, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2003
    Carol Shields, American-born Canadian novelist (b. 1935)

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