Saturday is July 16, the 197th day of 2022. There are 168 times left in the 12 months.
Saturday’s Highlight in Record:
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the very first manned mission to the area of the moon.
On this date:
In 1790, a website alongside the Potomac River was specified the long-lasting seat of the United States government the spot became Washington, D.C.
In 1862, Flag Officer David G. Farragut turned the to start with rear admiral in the United States Navy.
In 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico the exact same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis still left Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California on a key mission to produce atomic bomb factors to Tinian Island in the Marianas.
In 1951, the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was 1st released by Small, Brown and Co.
In 1957, Maritime Corps Maj. John Glenn established a transcontinental velocity document by flying a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 several hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.
In 1964, as he acknowledged the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no advantage.”
In 1980, previous California Gov. Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Detroit.
In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his spouse, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette (bih-SEHT’), died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Martha’s Winery, Massachusetts.
In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to 5 months in jail and five months of residence confinement by a federal decide in New York for lying about a stock sale.
In 2008, Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 2-yr-aged daughter, Caylee, had been missing a month, was arrested on costs of child neglect, making wrong official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. (Casey Anthony was later on acquitted at demo of murdering Caylee, whose skeletal continues to be had been located in December 2008 she was convicted of lying to law enforcement.)
In 2015, a jury in Centennial, Colorado, convicted James Holmes of 165 counts of murder, tried murder and other charges in the 2012 Aurora motion picture theater rampage that still left 12 folks dead. A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and a further U.S. armed forces web site a number of miles apart in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and a sailor in advance of he was shot to loss of life by law enforcement authorities recognized the gunman as Kuwaiti-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Tennessee.
In 2016, Republican presidential nominee-clear Donald Trump formally introduced his working mate, Mike Pence, throughout an event in New York, hailing the Indiana governor as his “first choice” and his “partner in the campaign” a working day right after asserting the choice on Twitter.
Ten a long time in the past: Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits these kinds of as “Making Believe” and “It Wasn’t God Who Designed Honky Tonk Angels” created her the first feminine celebrity of place new music, died at age 92.
Five years back: Ten individuals died at a common swimming hole in Arizona’s Tonto Countrywide Forest following a rainstorm unleashed a flash flood. Roger Federer received a document-breaking 8th Wimbledon title, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. British actor Jodie Whittaker was declared as the subsequent star of the very long-working science fiction series “Doctor Who” — the 1st lady to consider a position that experienced been played by a dozen adult males more than 6 a long time.
One particular calendar year back: A federal choose in Texas dominated unlawful an Obama-period system that prevented the deportation of hundreds of immigrants who have been brought into the U.S. as young children. Rapper and DJ Biz Markie, regarded for the 1989 track “Just a Buddy,” died at the age of 57. The Eiffel Tower reopened to vacationers for the first time in virtually nine months, even as France released new regulations aimed at warding off a fourth surge they bundled necessary COVID-19 passes to enter eating places and vacationer venues.
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