16th July

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YearItemDetail
1979 Saddam Hussein becomes president Saddam Hussein becomes president of Iraq.
1969 Apollo 11 launched Apollo 11 is launched carrying commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin
1955 Sterling Moss wins British Grand Prix Sterling Moss becomes the first British racing driver to win the British Grand Prix
1945 First Atomic Bomb test The United States tests the first Atomic Bomb near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
1918 Tsar and his family executed Tsar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks

 

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On This Day - 16th July