16 July

16 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 16th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • National Corn Fritters Day
  • World Snake Day
  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • National Ice Cream Day

Historic Events

1988: Florence Griffith Joyner sets the women’s 100m world record at the US Olympic Trials, 16/07/1988. Her time of 10.49 garnered skepticism due to the wind reading. The next day she ran two races beating the record prior to hers (10.70 & 10.61) that have not been contested or broken since.

Florence Griffith Joyner sets the women’s 100m world record at the US Olympic Trials, 16/07/1988. Her time of 10.49 garnered skepticism due to the wind reading. The next day she ran two races beating the record prior to hers (10.70 & 10.61) that have not been contested or broken since.

1950: Uruguay won their second FIFA World Cup Title

1950: Uruguay won their second FIFA World Cup Title

1935: The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1935: The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1790: In the United States, the city of Washington D. C. was founded.

in 1790, in the United States, the city of Washington D. C. was founded.

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