THIS DAY IN HISTORY 16/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 16/06
JUNE 16TH

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1779 – Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.

1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1903 – Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms

1913 – South- African parliament forbids blacks owning land

1917 – 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia

1957 – French offensive in Algeria

1976 – Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa (Soweto Day)

1983 – USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

1991 – Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian USSR

1997 – The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.

2000 – Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.

2012 – Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years

2013 – Golfer, Justin Rose wins the 2013 US Open

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

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1932 – Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)

1962 – Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician

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1971 – Tupac Shakur, East Harlem New York, American rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)

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1980 – Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer

1986 – Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer

1986 – Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player

1986 – Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer

1987 – Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1752 – Joseph Butler, English philosopher (b. 1692)

1777 – Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)

1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, US inventor (gyroscope compass), dies

1930 – Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1866)

1959 – George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

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1977 – Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

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1979 – Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian dictator (b. 1931)

2006 – Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist, (b. 1942)

2007 – Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Iranian cleric (b. 1931)

2007 – Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)

2008 – Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (b. 1975)

2008 – Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer, World War II veteran and Nazi concentration camp survivor (b. 1921)

2010 – Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)

2013 – Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94

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