About July 16

July 16, 2022 is the 197th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 190 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 16

  • 1661
    The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
  • 1790
    The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
  • 1809
    The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
  • 1880
    Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
  • 1909
    Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
  • 1910
    John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.
  • 1915
    Henry James becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to England during the first World War.
  • 1935
    The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Vel‘ d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel’d'Hiv): the government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Heavy Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb “Little Boy” bound for Tinian Island. This would be the last time the Indianapolis would be seen by the Mainland she would be torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58 on July 30 and sink with 880 out of 1,196 crewmen.
  • 1948
    Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
  • 1948
    The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
  • 1951
    King Léopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
  • 1960
    USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
  • 1965
    The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1979
    Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
  • 1983
    Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • 1990
    The Luzon Earthquake strikes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, Philippines, with an intensity of 7.7.
  • 1994
    Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.

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