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Events and People Who Made History on June 16

7th Century

632 - Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era

14th Century

1338 - German monarch declares pope and king's decree redundant

15th Century

1487 - Battle at Stoke: Henry VII beats John de la Pole and Lord Lovell

16th Century

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland

17th Century

1624 - Judge directs U.S. colony Virginia to English crown
1673 - Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

18th Century

1745 - English fleet occupies Cap Breton on St. Lawrence River
1746 - Battle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
1755 - British capture Fort Beausejour, expel Acadians
1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)
1775 - Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
1779 - In support of the U.S., Spain declares war on England
1779 - Vice-Admiral Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada
1794 - 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)

19th Century

1815 - Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
1815 - Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
1822 - Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
1823 - King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
1832 - Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
1836 - London Working Men's Association forms
1842 - Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die
1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1861 - Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina, James Island
1864 - Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Golgotha Georgia
1864 - Union General Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Virginia
1871 - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, New York City
1873 - President Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians
1879 - Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater New York City
1880 - Salvation Army forms in Londo
1881 - Austria-Hungary and Serbia sign military treaty
1882 - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
1883 - 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (New York Gothams beat Cleveland Spiders 5-2)
1884 - On Coney Island, the 1st roller coaster begins operating
1893 - R. W. Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
1896 - Temperature hits 127 degrees F at Fort Mojave, California
1898 - China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
1899 - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* vs. England, Lord's

20th Century

1903 - 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1903 - Ford Motors incorporates
1903 - Pepsi Cola company forms
1909 - 1st U.S. airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
1909 - Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
1916 - Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
1917 - 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
1917 - 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
1922 - Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics
1923 - Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
1924 - South Africa all out 30 vs. England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1927 - 31st U.S. Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
1929 - Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
1931 - Austrian government of Ender falls
1932 - Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
1932 - President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
1932 - Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks vs. Essex
1933 - National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law, later struck down
1933 - U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created
1935 - U.S. Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1936 - Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
1936 - Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert, Dutch Nazi collaborator
1937 - Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
1938 - Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns
1938 - St. Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row
1940 - Communist government installed in Lithuania
1940 - General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
1941 - 1st U.S. federally owned airport opened Washington D.C.
1944 - Iceland adopts constitution
1944 - King Edward VI visits Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
1944 - U.S. bombs Kyushu Japan
1945 - 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
1945 - Boo Ferriss loses to Yankees 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1946 - 46th U.S. Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury Golf Club Cleveland
1946 - "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1147 performances
1947 - 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1947 - Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1949 - Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
1951 - 51st U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1951 - 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
1952 - Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1953 - Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yankees lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St. Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1954 - Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1954 - Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1955 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 - Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
1956 - 56th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
1956 - 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1957 - French offensive in Algeria
1957 - White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 home runs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
1958 - "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo and The Don'ts hits #46
1958 - Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
1960 - "Psycho," opens in New York
1961 - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 - Discoverer 25 launched
1961 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1962 - 2 U.S. Army officers killed in Saigon
1963 - Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1963 - Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1964 - Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1966 - 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win
1966 - "Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1967 - 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1968 - 68th U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
1968 - Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
1968 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
1969 - Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from House
1970 - Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey
1970 - Race riots in Miami, Florida
1971 - Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1971 - Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
1973 - Leonid I Brezhnev visit U.S.
1974 - 74th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
1975 - Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
1975 - Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1975 - Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1975 - Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
1976 - Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa, Soweto Day
1977 - "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 - Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
1977 - Leonid Brezhnev named president of U.S.S.R.
1977 - Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over Kansas City Royals
1978 - Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1978 - Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 - "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
1979 - Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
1980 - "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
1980 - Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patented
1982 - Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1983 - Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 - European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983 - Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1983 - U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
1984 - Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 - Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1985 - 85th U.S. Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1985 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985 - T. C. Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of U.S. Open
1985 - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers
1986 - 1 day general strike in South Africa
1987 - Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted after shooting 4 youths who tried to rob him
1988 - Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 - In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
1989 - Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1989 - "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1989 - Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since U.S. open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)
1990 - Nelson and Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
1991 - 91st U.S. Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National Golf Club Minnesota
1991 - Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1991 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1991 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 241 performances
1991 - Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1991 - New York City Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
1991 - Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
1991 - With 3 runs in 9th, Baltimore ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
1992 - Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
1992 - Great British postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill
1992 - Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
1992 - Longest salami is 68'9 and 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
1992 - Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yankees 1-0)
1993 - Ken Griffey, Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
1994 - Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy
1995 - Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career home run (429)
1995 - Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
1996 - 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
1996 - 96th U.S. Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1997 - 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
1998 - Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Washington Capitals 4 games to 0

21st Century

2001 - NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1


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