September 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1620 - The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
- 1880 - The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily in the United States.
- 1959 - The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
- 1961 - The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
- 1987 - The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
- Famous Birthdays: King Henry V of England, James C. Penney (American department store founder), B. B. King (American musician), Marc Anthony (American singer), Alexis Bledel (American actress)
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