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This Day in History: June 16

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

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1884, the first roller coaster opened in New York's Coney Island called a Switchback Railway. It cost 5 cents per ride.
  2. In 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in Detroit, Michigan. Twelve stockholders invested $28,000 to get the company started.
  3. In 1909, the first United States commercial airplane was sold by Glen Curtiss for $5,000.00
  4. In 1952, the Diary of Ann Frank was published in the United States.
  5. In 1963, the first woman named Valentina Tereshkova was sent into space on board the Soviet Union's Vostok 6.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Phil Mickelson, golfer; Joan Van Ark, actress; Tupac Shakur, deceased rapper; Diana DeGarmo, American Idol singer.

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