July 16, Apollo 11 heads to the moon

Today is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2022. There are 168 days still left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in Background:

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface area of the moon.

On this date:

In 1790, a web site along the Potomac River was specified the long lasting seat of the United States govt the place became Washington, D.C.

In 1862, Flag Officer David G. Farragut became the initially rear admiral in the United States Navy.

In 1945, the United States exploded its initial experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico the identical day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis remaining Mare (mar-AY’) Island Naval Shipyard in California on a secret mission to provide atomic bomb elements to Tinian Island in the Marianas.

In 1951, the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was very first released by Tiny, Brown and Co.


In 1957, Marine Corps Maj. John Glenn set a transcontinental pace file by traveling a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.

In 1964, as he recognized the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no advantage.”

In 1980, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan received the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s conference in Detroit.

In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his spouse, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette (bih-SEHT’), died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to 5 months in prison and 5 months of property confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.

In 2008, Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 2-calendar year-aged daughter, Caylee, had been lacking a month, was arrested on rates of kid neglect, making bogus formal statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. (Casey Anthony was afterwards acquitted at demo of murdering Caylee, whose skeletal remains ended up uncovered in December 2008 she was convicted of lying to law enforcement.)

In 2015, a jury in Centennial, Colorado, convicted James Holmes of 165 counts of murder, attempted murder and other rates in the 2012 Aurora film theater rampage that remaining 12 people dead. A gunman unleashed a barrage of fireplace at a recruiting middle and one more U.S. army website a couple miles aside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and a sailor ahead of he was shot to demise by law enforcement authorities identified the gunman as Kuwaiti-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Tennessee.

In 2016, Republican presidential nominee-clear Donald Trump formally released his running mate, Mike Pence, throughout an event in New York, hailing the Indiana governor as his “first choice” and his “partner in the campaign” a working day just after asserting the variety on Twitter.

Ten years ago: Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as “Making Believe” and “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” created her the very first woman superstar of nation tunes, died at age 92.

Five several years ago: 10 people today died at a common swimming gap in Arizona’s Tonto Nationwide Forest right after a rainstorm unleashed a flash flood. Roger Federer received a report-breaking 8th Wimbledon title, beating Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. British actor Jodie Whittaker was introduced as the next star of the lengthy-managing science fiction sequence “Doctor Who” — the 1st female to choose a function that experienced been performed by a dozen males above six many years.

One particular 12 months back: A federal judge in Texas dominated unlawful an Obama-period plan that prevented the deportation of countless numbers of immigrants who were being brought into the U.S. as children. Rapper and DJ Biz Markie, recognized for the 1989 music “Just a Pal,” died at the age of 57. The Eiffel Tower reopened to holidaymakers for the very first time in approximately 9 months, even as France released new principles aimed at warding off a fourth surge they incorporated obligatory COVID-19 passes to enter dining establishments and vacationer venues.

Today’s Birthdays: Soul singer William Bell is 83. Global Tennis Hall of Famer Margaret Court docket is 80. School Football Corridor of Famer and football mentor Jimmy Johnson is 79. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 74. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 74. Rock composer-musician Stewart Copeland is 70. Playwright Tony Kushner is 66. Actor Faye Grant is 65. Dancer Michael Flatley is 64. Actor Phoebe Cates is 59. Actor Paul Hipp is 59. Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell is 57. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 55. Actor Jonathan Adams is 55. Higher education and Pro Football Corridor of Famer Barry Sanders is 54. Actor Rain Pryor is 53. Actor Corey Feldman is 51. Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (koh-WAHL’-chek) (Stay) is 51. Rock singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 48. Actor Jayma Mays is 43. Retired soccer star Carli Lloyd is 40. Actor AnnaLynne McCord is 35. Actor-singer James Maslow is 32. Actor Mark Indelicato is 28. Pop singer-musician Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds to Summer season) is 26.