On This Day

What Happened on June 16

Important Events

  • 1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate
  • 1880 Salvation Army forms in London
  • 1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
  • 1935 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
  • 2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms
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June 16 in Film & TV

June 16 in Music

  • 1902 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16 in Sport

  • 1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Did You Know?

1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)

On June 16, 1884

Would You Believe?

In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

On June 16, 1988

Famous Weddings

  • 1855 Salvation Army founder William Booth marries Catherine Mumford
  • 1928 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt
  • 1943 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months after getting married
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