6 Things That Happened On- July 16th

Books, History, Nature, On This Day

1439- Henry VI proclaimed a kissing ban across England in an attempt to stop the spread of disease.

1782- Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail” premiers in Vienna.

1926- National Geographic photographer Charles Martin captured the first natural underwater photos.

1945- First detonation of a nuclear weapon- US Trinity project.

1951- Novel “Catcher in Rye” by J. D. Salinger published.

1988- Carl Lewis is the first person to beat the 10 second barrier in a 100m sprint with the use of electronic timing.

 

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