Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is July 16. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
A private plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. is lost over the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.
The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M.
Soviet troops occupy Vilnius, Lithuania, in their drive towards Germany.
Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.
Czar Nicholas and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.
The new French constitution is finalized.
American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.
Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.
English Prime Minister Lord Grenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.