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  1. Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on 16 June 1963, where she spent three days orbiting the Earth 48 times, and is the only woman to have completed a solo space mission

  2. On June 16, 1979, a flaming object fell on a picnic table in Mississauga, Ontario. The object, described as a flat, dark green rock with a diameter of 8 inches drew worldwide attention and speculation as to its true nature, until it was revealed to be a frisbee thrown by the neighbour as a prank

  3. After 16 years, in June 2011, Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig were arrested in Santa Monica, California. Whitey was 81 at the time.

  4. In June 1324 he embarked on a Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca that was to take 16 months.

  5. As of June 2013 Anatoly Solovyev holds the record for most spacewalks, at 16, including more than 82 hours.

  6. Ford left that company, which later became Cadillac Automobile Company, and on June 16, 1903 founded the Ford Motor Company.

  7. The the reason that the date of the James Joyce book "Ulysses", about 24 hours in the life of Leopold Bloom, is set to June 16, 1904 is because that is when Joyce had his first date with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, during which "she put her hand inside his trousers and masturbated him"

  8. On June 16, 1940 the British government offered to create an "indissoluble union" with France.

  9. 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.

  10. Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, orbited Earth 48 times aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963.

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On June 16, 1884 America opened their very first rollercoaster at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.

On June 18th 2007, Jeremy Harper began his quest to count to one million. He counted 16 hours a day, for 89 days. These are the final numbers.

On June 16, 2004, the 9/11 Commission reported that the original plan for the September 11 attacks called for the hijacking of ten planes, one of which was to be crashed into the US bank tower in LA

This year's solstice (Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 16:39 UTC) was the latest it will be until at least 2100

Mikhail Gorbachev had a singing career. On 16 June 2009, Gorbachev announced that he had recorded an album of old Russian romantic ballads entitled 'Songs for Raisa' to raise money for a charity dedicated to his late wife.

The Three Emperors Dinner was held in Paris on June 7, 1867 for King William I of Prussia, Tsar Alexander II of Russia, future Tsar Alexander III & Prince Otto von Bismarck. The banquet had 16 courses & 8 wines served over 8 hours. Cost: 400 francs per person or €9,000 in 2015 prices.

On June 16, 1954, five Irishmen, an artist, a writer, a poet, a lecturer and a dentist, took a pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events in Ulysses. Halfway in it had to be called off as the men were too drunk to continue. Today June 16th is celebrated worldwide as Bloomsday.

On June 22, 2013, about Taliban 16 militants, stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp at the foot of Nanga Parbat, and killed 10 climbers and a local guide.

On June 16, 1979, a flaming object fell on a backyard picnic table in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and attracted worldwide attention after an article about it was published in a newspaper. Turns out the object was a Frisbee thrown into the backyard as a prank.

On 16 June 1900 Lord Roberts announced the British scorched earth policy of the Anglo Boer War which killed 22 000 Boer children

On June 16, 1857. The city's police had a battle with a new police department (legislated by NY state) The winner became what is now "the NYPD".

The 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump, an American businessman, television personality and author, was formally launched on June 16, 2015, in Trump Tower, New York City.

As of June 2014, humanity has collectively wasted over 16,000 years watching Gangnam Style

On June 16, 2004, the 9/11 Commission reported that the original plan for the September 11 attacks called for the hijacking of ten planes, one of which was to be crashed into the building.

Michael Dukakis lead Vice President Bush by 16 percent in general election polling by June 1988 before losing the general election in November.

TLI on June 24, 1922 the League of Nations gave Jordan to the Jewish People and two months later in September 16, 1922 Great Britain took this away and gave them Israel.

Dick Cheney twice served as Acting President of the United States while George W. Bush underwent routine colonoscopies. The first he served from 07:09 to 09:24 EDT June 29, 2002 and the second from 07:16 to 09:21 EDT July 21, 2007 totaling for 4 hours and 20 minutes as Acting President.

NASA Uploads an astronomy picture of the day everyday since June 16 1995. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

About the integer overflow that cost $370 million. On June 4, 1996 an Ariane 5 rocket was destroyed by a bug: a 64 bit float relating to the horizontal velocity of the rocket was converted to a 16 bit signed integer

On June 16, 1954, five Irishmen, an artist, a writer, a poet, a lecturer and a dentist, took a pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events in Ulysses. Halfway in it had to be called off as the men were too drunk to continue. Today June 16th is celebrated worldwide as Bloomsday.

Richard Feynman wrote his deceased wife a love letter 16 months after she’d died, and sealed it in an envelope. In June of 1945, his wife, Arline, passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988.

June 16 is Bloomsday, a holiday where James Joyce enthusiasts all over the world celebrate the anniversary of the esteemed author getting a hand job on a first date

L Forman Park in Syracuse, New York, was first established on June 16, 1839 and was known as Forman Square. The main attraction is a bronze memorial of early civic leaders, Joshua Forman and Lewis H. Redfield