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This Day in History: July 16

July 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1439, kissing is banned in England to stop the spread of germs.
  2. In 1790, Congress establishes the District of Columbia (D.C.) from land in Maryland and Virginia.
  3. In 1861, The Battle of Bull Run is fought. This was the first major battle of the Civil War.
  4. In 1909, the longest scoreless game in American League baseball history was played by Detroit and Washington for 18 innings.
  5. In 1941, the temperature in Seattle, Washington hit its record high at 100 F.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Ginger Rogers (actress/dancer), Camille Corot (French painter), Mary Baker Eddy (Founder of Church of Christ, Scientist), Roald Amundsen (South Pole explorer), Will Ferrell (actor)

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