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June 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 16

June 16th is officially World Tapas Day and Fresh Veggies Day.

Welcome to the 167th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 198 days until we reach the new year.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Gemini zodiac sign.

For this day we have carefully selected some of the biggest historical events that ever happened. Not only that, but we’ve also found a range of lesser-known events and facts all about June 16.

Did you know that on this day in 1903, Pepsi Cola became an official trademark? It got its name from two of the ingredients used in its recipe, pepsin and kola nuts.

Keep reading for more facts about June 16th in history!

What Happened On June 16 In History?

2015

Donald Trump announced he was running for President.

2008

The state of California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

1989

Ghostbusters II was released in 2,410 movie theaters across the US.

1963

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.

1944

The US executed an innocent 14-year-old African American teen for the murder of two white girls.

OTD in 1944: The US executed an innocent 14-year-old African American teen for the murder of two white girls.
The case was looked at again in 2004 and by 2014 it was overturned, but sadly it was too late.
1941

Washington National Airport became the US first federal airport.

1909

Glenn Curtis sold the first airplane in the US for just $5,000.

1903

The Ford Motor Company was incorporated in Detroit Michigan by Henry Ford and 12 investors.

1903

Pepsi Cola became an official trademark.

The Pepsi Cola Company started late 1902 and gained immediate success.
1902

The Wizard of Oz was shown for the first time at The Chicago Grand Opera House.

OTD in 1902: The Wizard of Oz was shown for the first time at The Chicago Grand Opera House.

Did you know that on this day, June 16th 1903, Pepsi Cola became an official trademark?