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  1. On 3rd July 1988 the US Navy shot down a civilian passenger flight killing all 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew.

  2. About Larry Walters, who dreamed of flying since he was a child. He was going to join the air force but his poor eyesight disqualified him. On July 2, 1982 he built a homemade airship out of a patio chair and 45 helium balloons and flew for nearly an hour, reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet.

  3. Rosa Parks wasn’t the first African American to defy authority on public transportation. On July 16, 1865 Elizabeth Jennings boarded and refused to leave a whites only horse drawn streetcar.

  4. By July of 2010 Facebook had reached the 500 million user mark and Mark Zuckerberg was chosen by New Statesman's annual survey as number 16 of the 50 most influential figures.

  5. Rioting lasted until July 16 when several units from the New York state militia and the Union Army took control of the streets.

  6. On July 16, 2186 there is predicted to be the longest solar eclipse during the current 10,000 year period, from 4000 BC to 6000 AC.

  7. On July 16, 1922 Berliner and his son and partner Henry Berliner demonstrated a working model of the helicopter.

  8. Sergeant Stubby (July 21, 1916 – March 16, 1926) is the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. He was the official mascot of the US’ 102nd Infantry Regiment

  9. July 16 was the only day during 2018 that didn't have at least one MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, or NHL game.

  10. Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings accompanied the final countdown at the Trinity atomic bomb test site July 16, 1945, when it broadcast by a Voice of America station on the same frequency used to transmit the tests communications.

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He set up the research station at Los Alamos, New Mexico and the first atomic bomb test occurred on July 16, 1945 and in August two bombs were dropped on Japan.

The longest total solar eclipse between 4000BC and 8000AD will occur on July 16, 2186

From groundbreaking on July 16 1954 to opening day on July 17 1955, Disneyland was built in just one year

The total solar eclipse of July 16, 2186 will last 7 minutes and 29 seconds at its maximum eclipse. It will be the longest eclipse for nearly 12,000 years. For comparison, the most recent total eclipse had a maximum duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

From 14 July 2006 until 16 November 2007 the President of Poland and the Prime Minister of Poland were Identical Twin Brothers.

Sir William Petty built the first catamarans in Europe in 1663. His first catamaran, The Experiment, set a speed record 16 knots in January 1663. And his second catamaran, The Invention, raced across the Irish Sea in July 1663 and arrived in Dublin 15 hours ahead of the Hollyhead mailboat

The first hijacking of a commercial aircraft happened on 16 July 1948.The lone survivor, Huang Yu survived by jumping out the emergency exit just before the crash.He was brought to court by the Macau Police, but soon released without trial.