Today in History - June 16

623 - Origin of Persian Era

1487 - Battle of Stoke - Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell

1624 - Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

1746 - Battle at Piacenza - Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army

1777 - Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys route British

1784 - Holland forbids the wearing of orange clothes

1815 - Battle of Ligny - French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1836 - London Working Men's Association forms

1880 - Salvation Army forms in London

1884 - 1st roller coaster used

1893 - Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack

1903 - Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates



1903 - Pepsi Cola company forms



1904 - Blooms-day

1909 - 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

1915 - The foundation of the British Women's Institute

1933 - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created

1935 - US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1944 - Iceland adopts constitution

1960 - "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh opens in New York City

1963 - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California

1983 - General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

1991 - Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

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

2016 - Philadelphia is the first US state to pass a tax on sweetened drinks


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