Today in History: July 16, Apollo 11 heads for the Moon

Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2022. There are 168 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

To this date :

In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; area became Washington, D.C.

In 1862, General Officer David G. Farragut became the United States Navy’s first rear admiral.

In 1945, the United States detonated its first experimental atomic bomb in the Alamogordo Desert (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico; on the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves the Mare Naval Shipyard (mar-AY’) in California for a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to the island of Tinian in the Marianas.

In 1951, JD Salinger’s novel “The Catcher in the Rye” was first published by Little, Brown and Co.

In 1957, Marine Corps Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record by flying a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes, and 8.4 seconds.

In 1964, while accepting the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of freedom is not a vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue”.

In 1980, former California Governor Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Detroit.

In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister, Lauren Bessette (bih-SEHT’), died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard , Massachusetts. .

In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in jail and five months house arrest by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.

In 2008, Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, had been missing for a month, was arrested for child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. (Casey Anthony was later acquitted at trial in the murder of Caylee, whose skeletal remains were found in December 2008; she was convicted of lying to police.)

In 2015, a Centennial, Colorado jury found James Holmes guilty of 165 counts of murder, attempted murder and other counts in the 2012 Aurora movie rampage that left 12 people dead. A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire on a recruiting center and another US military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and a sailor before being shot dead by the police ; authorities identified the shooter as Kuwaiti-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, from Tennessee.

In 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump formally introduced his running mate, Mike Pence, at an event in New York City, hailing the Indiana governor as his “first choice” and “campaign partner.” “one day after the announcement of the selection. on Twitter.

Ten years ago: Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as ‘Making Believe’ and ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ made her country music’s first female superstar, died in 92 years old.

Five years ago: Ten people died at a popular swimming hole in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest after a rainstorm triggered a flash flood. Roger Federer won a record 8th Wimbledon title, beating Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. British actor Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the next star of the long-running sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who’ – the first woman to star in a role played by a dozen men for six decades.

A year ago: A Texas federal judge ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevented the deportation of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children. Rapper and DJ Biz Markie, best known for the 1989 song “Just a Friend,” has died aged 57. The Eiffel Tower reopened to tourists for the first time in nearly nine months, even as France introduced new rules aimed at warding off a fourth surge; they included mandatory COVID-19 passes to enter restaurants and tourist spots.

Today’s birthdays: Soul singer William Bell turns 83. Margaret Court, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, is 80 years old. Jimmy Johnson, a College Football Hall of Famer and football coach, is 79. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 74 years old. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 74 years old. musician Stewart Copeland is 70 years old. Playwright Tony Kushner is 66 years old. Actor Faye Grant is 65 years old. Dancer Michael Flatley is 64 years old. Actor Phoebe Cates is 59 years old. Actor Paul Hipp is 59 years old. Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell is 57 years old. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 55 years old. Actor Jonathan Adams is 55 years old. Barry Sanders, a member of the College and Professional Football Hall of Fame, is 54. Actor Rain Pryor is 53 years old. Actor Corey Feldman is 51 years old. Rock singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 48 years old. Actor Jayma Mays is 43 years old. Retired football star Carli Lloyd is 40. Actor AnnaLynne McCord is 35 years old. Actor-singer James Maslow is 32 years old. Actor Mark Indelicato is 28 years old. Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds to Summer) is 26 years old.

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