July 16 – On This Day In History

16 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1661 – Stockholms Banco issues the first banknotes in Europe.
  • 1965 – The Mont Blanc Tunnel opens, linking Italy and France.
  • 1969Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1872 – Roald Amundsen – Norwegian explorer.
  • 1967 – Will Ferrell – American actor and comedian.
  • 1968 – Barry Sanders – American football player.
  • 1989 – Gareth Bale – Welsh football player.

Who died today?

  • 1557 – Anne of Cleves – Fourth wife of Henry VIII.
  • 1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr – American lawyer, publisher and son of President John F, Kennedy.

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