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  • Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria
    Tuesday Jul 16, 1782

    Mozart

    The Abduction from the Harem

    Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria
    Tuesday Jul 16, 1782

    By 16 July 1782, the new opera, The Abduction from the Harem, was ready and it was premiered at the Burgtheater, in the presence of the emperor, netting Mozart a much-needed 100 ducats.




  • Bailén, Spain
    Saturday Jul 16, 1808

    Napoleon

    Battle of Bailén

    Bailén, Spain
    Saturday Jul 16, 1808

    The shocking French defeat at the Battle of Bailén in July gave hope to Napoleon's enemies and partly persuaded the French emperor to intervene in person.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 16, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    Morgenthau memoirs

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 16, 1915

    As the orders for deportations and massacres were enacted, many consular officials reported what they were witnessing to Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who described the massacres as a "campaign of race extermination" in a telegram sent to the United States Department of State on 16 July 1915. In memoirs that he completed during 1918.




  • Shanghai, China
    Sunday Jul 16, 1922

    Mao Zedong

    The Second Congress of The Communist Party

    Shanghai, China
    Sunday Jul 16, 1922

    Mao claimed that he missed the July 1922 Second Congress of the Communist Party in Shanghai because he lost the address. Adopting Lenin's advice, the delegates agreed to an alliance with the "bourgeois democrats" of the KMT for the good of the "national revolution". Communist Party members joined the KMT, hoping to push its politics leftward. Mao enthusiastically agreed with this decision, arguing for an alliance across China's socio-economic classes.




  • Constitution Hill, near Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 16, 1936

    Edward VIII

    An Irish Fraudster

    Constitution Hill, near Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 16, 1936

    On 16 July 1936, an Irish fraudster called Jerome Bannigan, alias George Andrew McMahon, produced a loaded revolver as Edward rode on horseback at Constitution Hill, near Buckingham Palace. Police spotted the gun and pounced on him; he was quickly arrested. At Bannigan's trial, he alleged that "a foreign power" had approached him to kill Edward, that he had informed MI5 of the plan, and that he was merely seeing the plan through to help MI5 catch the real culprits. The court rejected the claims and sent him to jail for a year for "intent to alarm".




  • Normandy, France
    Sunday Jul 16, 1944

    World War II

    Invasion of Normandy

    Normandy, France
    Sunday Jul 16, 1944

    The Allies invaded northern France, which lasted from the D-Day to Mid-July 1944. As Result, Germans retreated eastwards to Paris.




  • Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    Apollo 11 Launch

    Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    A Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 from Launch Complex 39 site at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.


  • New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Finance

    New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    On 17 July 1969, She became the Minister of Finance of India until 27 June 1970.


  • Basra, Iraq
    Friday Jul 16, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran try again further North

    Basra, Iraq
    Friday Jul 16, 1982

    On 16 July, Iran tried again further north and managed to push the Iraqis back. However, only 13 km (8.1 mi) from Basra, the poorly equipped Iranian forces were surrounded on three sides by Iraqis with heavy weaponry. Some were captured, while many were killed. Only a last-minute attack by Iranian AH-1 Cobra helicopters stopped the Iraqis from routing the Iranians.They were successful in defeating the Iranian breakthroughs, but suffered heavy losses.


  • France
    Monday Jul 16, 1984

    3D printing

    Alain Le Méhauté, Olivier de Witte, and Jean Claude André filed their patent for the stereolithography process

    France
    Monday Jul 16, 1984

    On 16 July 1984, Alain Le Méhauté, Olivier de Witte, and Jean Claude André filed their patent for the stereolithography process. The application of the French inventors was abandoned by the French General Electric Company (now Alcatel-Alsthom) and CILAS (The Laser Consortium).


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 16, 1993

    James Bond

    Never Send Flowers was published

    United Kingdom
    Friday Jul 16, 1993

    Never Send Flowers, first published in 1993, was the thirteenth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond (including Gardner's novelization of Licence to Kill).


  • London, England
    Saturday Jul 16, 1994

    David Cameron

    The Director of Corporate Affairs

    London, England
    Saturday Jul 16, 1994

    In July 1994, Cameron left his role as Special Adviser to work as the Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

    YouTube

    TiVo service update

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

    A TiVo service update in July 2008 allowed the system to search and play YouTube videos.


  • Boston's South End, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jul 16, 2012

    Aaron Hernandez

    Boston double homicide

    Boston's South End, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jul 16, 2012

    Hernandez was investigated in connection with a double homicide that took place on July 16, 2012, near the Cure Lounge in Boston's South End. Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, both immigrants from Cape Verde and living in Dorchester, were killed by gunshots fired into their vehicle. Witnesses testified that Hernandez's silver SUV pulled up next to the victims and someone from his car yelled, "What's up now, niggers?" Someone from the car then fired five shots, killing the two immigrants. Police immediately identified Hernandez, who was then playing for the Patriots, in the club's security camera footage, but thought it was a coincidence that the NFL star happened to be at the club that evening.


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Uber

    Uber officially launches in China

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Uber officially launches in China, starting with Beijing.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Tesla, Inc.

    Model 3

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

    Musk announced on July 16, 2014 that the car would be called "Model 3" instead.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 16, 2015

    Uber

    Administrative judge recommends that Uber be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 16, 2015

    Administrative judge recommends that Uber be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California.


  • Helsinki, Finland
    Monday Jul 16, 2018

    Donald Trump

    Helsinki Summit

    Helsinki, Finland
    Monday Jul 16, 2018

    After Trump met Putin at the Helsinki Summit on July 16, 2018, Trump drew bipartisan criticism for siding with Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, rather than accepting the findings of the United States intelligence community.


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