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These days is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2022. There are 168 days still left in the year.

Today’s Spotlight in Background:

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the to start with manned mission to the surface of the moon.

On this day:

In 1790, a web page together the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States govt the region turned Washington, D.C.

In 1862, Flag Officer David G. Farragut became the initial rear admiral in the United States Navy.

In 1945, the United States exploded its to start with experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico the similar working day, the large cruiser USS Indianapolis still left Mare (mar-AY’) Island Naval Shipyard in California on a solution 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 to start with posted by Small, Brown and Co.

In 1957, Maritime Corps Maj. John Glenn established a transcontinental velocity file by traveling a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hrs, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.

In 1964, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the protection of liberty is no vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no advantage.”

In 1980, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Detroit.

In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette (bih-SEHT’), died when their one-motor 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 5 months of property confinement by a federal choose in New York for lying about a inventory sale.

In 2008, Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 2-year-outdated daughter, Caylee, had been missing a month, was arrested on expenses of little one neglect, earning false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. (Casey Anthony was afterwards acquitted at trial of murdering Caylee, whose skeletal stays 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 fees in the 2012 Aurora motion picture theater rampage that remaining 12 people useless. A gunman unleashed a barrage of hearth at a recruiting center and another U.S. armed forces internet site a few miles apart in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing 4 Marines and a sailor right before he was shot to death by law enforcement authorities determined the gunman as Kuwaiti-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Tennessee.

In 2016, Republican presidential nominee-apparent Donald Trump formally introduced his functioning 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 just after announcing the collection on Twitter.

Ten decades in the past: Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits these as “Making Believe” and “It Was not God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” built her the to start with feminine superstar of state audio, died at age 92.

5 many years ago: Ten folks died at a popular swimming hole in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest following a rainstorm unleashed a flash flood. Roger Federer gained a history-breaking 8th Wimbledon title, beating Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. British actor Jodie Whittaker was declared as the upcoming star of the very long-operating science fiction series “Doctor Who” — the very first female to acquire a purpose that experienced been played by a dozen gentlemen around 6 a long time.

Just one year back: A federal judge in Texas ruled unlawful an Obama-era system that prevented the deportation of 1000’s of immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as small children. Rapper and DJ Biz Markie, known for the 1989 music “Just a Buddy,” died at the age of 57. The Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors for the very first time in approximately 9 months, even as France introduced new principles aimed at warding off a fourth surge they provided obligatory COVID-19 passes to enter dining establishments and vacationer venues.

Today’s Birthdays: Soul singer William Bell is 83. Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Famer Margaret Courtroom is 80. College Soccer Corridor of Famer and football mentor Jimmy Johnson is 79. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 74. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 74. Rock composer-musician Stewart Copeland is 70. Playwright Tony Kushner is 66. Actor Faye Grant is 65. Dancer Michael Flatley is 64. Actor Phoebe Cates is 59. Actor Paul Hipp is 59. Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell is 57. Actor-comic Will Ferrell is 55. Actor Jonathan Adams is 55. School and Pro Soccer Corridor of Famer Barry Sanders is 54. Actor Rain Pryor is 53. Actor Corey Feldman is 51. Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (koh-WAHL’-chek) (Live) is 51. Rock singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 48. Actor Jayma Mays is 43. Retired soccer star Carli Lloyd is 40. Actor AnnaLynne McCord is 35. Actor-singer James Maslow is 32. Actor Mark Indelicato is 28. Pop singer-musician Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds to Summer season) is 26.