July 16th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Guinea Pig Appreciation Day and World Snake Day.
Welcome to the 197th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 168 days until we reach the new year.
For those of you who were born on July 16, your star sign is Cancer.
If today’s your birthday, why not check out what celebrities you also share your birthday with on this special day? If it’s not, then you’re still going to love the history of this day, here we have many important, weird and funny things that have all happened on July 16 in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1969, NASA launched Apollo 11 from the Kennedy Space Center? This went on to become the first manned mission to land on the moon.
Keep reading for more facts about July 16th in history!
What Happened On July 16 In History?
Jurassic Park III premiered in Los Angeles, California.
The movie was the least well received and was the lowest grossing movie of the franchise at $368.8 million USD worldwide.
US Marine Major John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” broke the transcontinental speed record on this day.
John Glenn took off from a Vought F8U Crusader at Los Alamitos Naval Air Station in California. He landed in Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, 3 hours, 23 minutes, and 8 seconds later. This journey set a new speed record of 725.55 mph.
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