On This Day in History for July 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 130 of 130

  • 1983 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
  • 1987 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1987 Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)

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1988 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
  • 1988 San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
  • 1989 South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid
  • 1990 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 1990 Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
  • 1990 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • 1990 Ukraine declares independence

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1990 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1993 President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
  • 1993 S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London
  • 1994 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
  • 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1st collides with Jupiter (collisions continue until 22 July)
  • 1994 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

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1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 2004 Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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2005 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Sport awardSports Awards

2006 14th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2007 An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.
  • 2013 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • 2014 Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • 2014 Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • 2014 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • 2014 Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza
  • 2015 Scientists reveal 1st close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe
  • 2015 Shootings in Chattanooga at a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center kill 5 and injure others

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