June 16th- This Day In History


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.

(Births )

+ 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

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