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 167 days until we reach the new year.
Find out the facts about July 16 with these historical events & interesting facts, including what famous people were born on this day, and how this day has had an important role 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 fun & interesting facts about July 16th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 16 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Twelve new moons were discovered in Jupiter’s orbit, bringing the planet’s total number of moons to 79.
US Marine Major John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” broke the transcontinental speed record.
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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What is your favorite quote from July 16th? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day in history.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
South African President
Be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
It’s time to re-think your prejudices against snakes; they’re really not as bad as everyone thinks! World Snake Day was created to fight against these very prejudices, and with more than 3,458 species of snakes, you’re sure to find one that you like!
Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
Guinea pigs have been domesticated for thousands of years, and it’s easy to see why. These cute little furry bundles of joy bring happiness to owners worldwide. So please give them the appreciation they deserve today as it is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean at around 30,000.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on July 16, your star sign is Cancer.
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac and is associated with the water element alongside Scorpio and Pisces.
People born in July all have the Ruby birthstone. The ruby is known as the king of gems and brings the bearer great fortunes, love, health, and wisdom. Along with sapphire, rubies are the second hardest natural gemstones.
If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around October 23rd, the year before.
A baby that is conceived on July 16th, 2023, will be due next year around April 8th.