June 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1884, the first roller coaster opened in New York's Coney Island called a Switchback Railway. It cost 5 cents per ride.
- In 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in Detroit, Michigan. Twelve stockholders invested $28,000 to get the company started.
- In 1909, the first United States commercial airplane was sold by Glen Curtiss for $5,000.00
- In 1952, the Diary of Ann Frank was published in the United States.
- In 1963, the first woman named Valentina Tereshkova was sent into space on board the Soviet Union's Vostok 6.
- Famous Birthdays: Phil Mickelson, golfer; Joan Van Ark, actress; Tupac Shakur, deceased rapper; Diana DeGarmo, American Idol singer.
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