June 16 is the 167th day of the year. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
+ 1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
+ 1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
+ 1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
+ 1829 – Geronimo, American tribal leader (d. 1909)
+ 1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)
+ 1939 – Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter
+ 1959 – The Ultimate Warrior, American wrestler (d. 2014)
+ 1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer