July 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1439, kissing is banned in England to stop the spread of germs.
- In 1790, Congress establishes the District of Columbia (D.C.) from land in Maryland and Virginia.
- In 1861, The Battle of Bull Run is fought. This was the first major battle of the Civil War.
- In 1909, the longest scoreless game in American League baseball history was played by Detroit and Washington for 18 innings.
- In 1941, the temperature in Seattle, Washington hit its record high at 100 F.
- 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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