Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (Week 24)

July 16 in History

What happened on July 16 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 16 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 16 in history.

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1999
A private plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. is lost over the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
1969
Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.
1945
The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M.
1944
Soviet troops occupy Vilnius, Lithuania, in their drive towards Germany.
1940
Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.
1918
Czar Nicholas and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
1882
Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.
1875
The new French constitution is finalized.
1779
American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.
1774
Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.
1765
English Prime Minister Lord Grenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.