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It happened on a… July 16

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It happened on a… July 16


12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet’s moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science.


Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators.


John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.


Premier/pres Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein.


Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon.


The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.


Dr. Emily Howard Stowe the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada.


The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.


Jean de Quen discovers Lac St-Jean and route leading into interior; later founds Saguenay missions.

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