Historical Events In July - 16
Friday, 07 August 2020
1992 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84 on July - 16.
1994 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
1996 John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48 on July - 16.
2005 On July - 16 harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book of the Harry Potter saga by the British writer J. K. Rowling, is released.
2007 Britain expels four Russian diplomats in response to a refusal by the Russians to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, suspected to be behind the murder of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in London on July - 16.
2007 Earthquake occurs in Japan, killing seven and causing a pipe at a nuclear power plant to break and release about 300 gallons of radioactive water on July - 16.
2013 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India on July - 16.
2014 Israel intensify strikes on Gaza on July - 16.
2017 On this day in history bBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker
2017 131st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) for a record 8th title on July - 16.
2018 On July - 16 uS President Donald Trump appears to accept the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence services about Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, in an interview after the two leader's Helsinki Summit
2018 On this day in history 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet's moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science
2018 On July - 16 historic cemetery (1878-1911) announced discovered near Houston, Texas, containing 95 remains though to be African Americans forced into labour
2019 On July - 16 the European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission. Succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker, she will be sworn in on December 1, 2019. She is the first female to be elected to this office in EU history.