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Today in History Articles

Today is Monday, July 16, 2018.


1723 Sir Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter.
1746 Giuseppe Piazzi, discovered 1st asteroid, Ceres.
1872 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, discoverer of South Pole.
1888 Frits Zernike, inventor of phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
1911 Ginger Rogers, danced beautifully with Fred Astaire
1948 Pinchas Zukerman, violinist.


the National Blueberry Festival
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain.
1548 La Paz, Bolivia is founded.
1769 Father Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif.
1790 Congress establishes the District of Columbia.
1861 1st major battle of the Civil War -- Bull Run.
1935 1st automatic parking meter in US installed: Oklahoma City, OK
1945 1st atomic blast, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1969 Apollo 11, first manned ship to land on the moon is launched with astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.

That's all for today.

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