Monday, July 16, 2018 (Week 29)

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

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.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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