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This Day in History for June 16

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1858 – Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate.

1882 – 17″ hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque, Iowa.

1896 – Temperature hits 127 degrees F at Fort Mojave, California.

1902 – “The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois.

1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms.

1922 – Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics.

1933 – US Federal Deposit Corporation (FDIC) created.

1941 – 1st US federally owned airport opened, Washington, D.C.

1947 – 1st network news-Dumont’s “News from Washington”

1956 – US Open Men’s Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead or runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan.

1966 – Rowan & Martin host “The Dean Martin Show” Summer Series on NBC-TV.

1975 – US Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation.

1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miller and Ed Oates.

1991 – “Fiddler on the Roof” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances.

1991 – Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day.

1995 – Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002.

2015 – TV personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers.

2016 – Philadelphia is the first US city to pass a tax on sweetened drinks.

2017 – Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

2019 – US Open Men’s Golf, Pebble Beach: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3-stroke victory over defending champion Books Koepka.

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