July 16th

Like E, I’ve seen this on so many blogs now that I feel obligated to do it. I’d actually gone to look it up yesterday, but didn’t feel like writing it down.

1945 – Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 launches from Cape Kennedy, Florida and will become the first manned space mission to land on the moon.
1994 – The planet Jupiter is hit by fragments of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet.

1821 – Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (d. 1910)
1889 – Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)
1967 – Will Ferrell, American comedian

1557 – Anne of Cleves, queen of Henry VIII of England (b. 1515)
1994 – Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (plane crash) (b. 1960)

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