On This Day..... July 16

JULY 16TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE DAY
Corn Fritters

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BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARY BAKER EDDY (1821-1910)
  • SHOELESS JOE JACKSON (1887-1951)
  • BARBARA STANWYCK (1907-1990)
  • ORVILLE REDENBACHER (1907-1995)
  • GINGER ROGERS (1911-1995)
  • JIMMY JOHNSON (1943, 75)
  • TONY KUSHNER (1956, 62)
  • MICHAEL FLATLEY (1958, 60)
  • WILL FERRELL (1967, 51)
  • COREY FELDMAN (1971, 47)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1439, KISSING IS BANNED IN ENGLAND TO TRY TO STOP THE BLACK DEATH FROM SPREADING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE
  • IN 1661, THE BANK OF STOCKHOLM ISSUES THE FIRST EVER BANK NOTES
  • IN 1755, JOHN ADAMS GRADUATES FROM HARVARD
  • IN 1790, CONGRESS OFFICIALLY DECLARES THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. TO BE THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1862, CONGRESS INTRODUCES A LAW, EVENTUALLY SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN, WHICH ALLOWED BLACK TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY
  • IN 1882, MARY TODD LINCOLN DIES AT 63
  • IN 1902, WILLIS CARRIER INSTALLS THE FIRST MODERN AIR CONDITIONER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, THE BASIS OF THE CARRIER CORPORATION FOUNDED 13 YEARS LATER
  • IN 1948, FOUR CHINESE CRIMINALS ATTEMPT TO HIJACK AND ROB A FLIGHT FROM MACAU TO HONG KONG AND SHOT THE PILOT IN THE HEAD. ALL ON BOARD THE PLANE WERE KILLED EXCEPT FOR THE LEAD HIJACKER. DUE TO TERRITORIAL DISPUTES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA, HE WAS RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGES THREE YEARS LATER, BUT WENT DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE FIRST EVER PLANE HIJACKER
  • IN 1951, J.D. SALINGER PUBLISHES “CATCHER IN THE RYE”
  • IN 1962, THE BEACH BOYS ARE SIGNED BY CAPITOL RECORDS
  • IN 1964, BARRY GOLDWATER IS CHOSEN AS THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
  • IN 1966, ERIC CLAPTON, GINGER BAKER AND JACK BRUCE FORM CREAM
  • IN 1969, APOLLO 11 IS LAUNCHED TO BRING THE FIRST MEN TO LAND ON THE MOON
  • IN 1972, SMOKEY ROBINSON PERFORMS WITH THE MIRACLES FOR THE LAST TIME
  • IN 1973, WHILE BEING QUESTIONED IN THE WATERGATE HEARING, ALEXANDER BUTTERFIELD REVEALS THE EXISTANCE OF SECRET TAPES
  • IN 1975, THREE SPECIES OF TROUT ARE THE FIRST EVER SPECIES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
  • IN 1976, LOGGINS & MESSINA BREAKS UP
  • IN 1977, SHAUN CASSIDY GOES TO #1 WITH “DA DOO RON RON”
  • IN 1979, SADDAM HUSSEIN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF IRAQ
  • IN 1980, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES RONALD REAGAN FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1980, DONNA SUMMER MARRIES HER ARRANGER BRUCE SUDANO AT 31
  • IN 1981, HARRY CHAPIN HAD A HEART ATTACK WHILE DRIVING AND WAS HIT FROM BEHIND CAUSING HIS CAR TO EXPLODE. HE DIED AT 38
  • IN 1982, SUN MYUNG MOON IS SENTENCED TO PRISON ON TAX FRAUD
  • IN 1982, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL FILES A REPORT ON THREE HEMOPHILIACS SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF THE AIDS VIRUS
  • IN 1988, MICHAEL J. FOX MARRIES HIS “FAMILY TIES” CO-STAR TRACY POLLAN
  • IN 1990, A CIVIL SUIT IS FILED AGAINST THE BAND JUDAS PRIEST BY THE FAMILIES OF FANS WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE
  • IN 1990, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CATCHES ON FIRE
  • IN 1990, THE UKRAINE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM THE U.S.S.R.
  • IN 1992, ROSS PEROT DROPS OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. HE WOULD RE-ENTER IT TWO MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1994, 26 YEAR OLD ANNA NICOLE SMITH MARRIES 89 YEAR OLD OIL BILLIONAIRE J. HOWARD MARSHALL II
  • IN 1994, JUPITER IS STRUCK BY THE SHOEMAKER-LEVY COMET CREATING AN EXPLOSION THE EQUIVELANT OF
  • IN 1999, JOHN KENNEDY JR, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND SISTER-IN-LAW, ARE KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH WHEN THE PLANE HE WAS PILOTING WENT DOWN OFF MARTHA’S VINEYARD
  • IN 2000, MATCHBOX 20 WENT TO #1 WITH “BENT”
  • IN 2001, AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES “JURASSIC PARK III”
  • IN 2001, MEG RYAN DIVORCES DENNIS QUAID AFTER NINE YEARS OF MARRIAGE AFTER IT IS REVEALED THAT SHE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH CO-STAR RUSSELL CROWE
  • IN 2005, J.K. ROWLING RELEASES THE SIXTH HARRY POTTER BOOK, “HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE”
  • IN 2005, SANDRA BULLOCK MARRIES “MONSTER GARAGE” HOST JESSE JAMES
  • IN 2007, A 6.8 EARTHQUAKE OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN DAMAGES A NUCLEAR PLANT AND INJURES 800 PEOPLE
  • IN 2012, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN RELEASES “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
  • IN 2012, KATY PERRY AND RUSSELL BRAND DIVORCE LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER THEIR FAIRY TALE INDIA WEDDING
  • IN 2014, BASHAR AL-ASSAD IS SWORN IN FOR HIS THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT OF SYRIA
  • IN 2015, THE NEW HORIZONS PROBE SENDS BACK THE FIRST CLOSE PICUTRES OF PLUTO
  • IN 2015, FIVE PEOPLE ARE KILLED DURING A SHOOTING AT A MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTER IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
  • IN 2016, DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCES HIS THAT HE HAS CHOSEN INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE TO BE HIS VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE
  • IN 2017, THE BBC ANNOUNCES THAT JODIE WHITTAKER WILL BE THE FIRST EVER FEMALE DOCTOR WHO

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