June 16 in History

June 16 in Pop Culture History

June 16th is…
International Day For The African Child
Arborist Appreciation Day
Fresh Veggies Day
Fudge Day
Sea Turtle Day
Waterfall Day

1816 – Lord Byron read Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests – Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story.

1858 – Abraham Lincoln gave his “A house divided against itself cannot stand” speech.

1884 – The first public roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s “Switchback Railway” (patent #310,966) opened in New York’s Coney Island amusement park.

1893 – Cracker Jack, invented by R.W. Rueckheim, was introduced at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago’s World Fair.

1903 – The Pepsi-Cola Co. registered the Pepsi-Cola trademark.

1903 – Henry Ford and 11 investors incorporated the Ford Motor Company.

1904 – Bloomsday commemorates the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel, Ulysses, occurred.

1911 – IBM was founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

1933 – US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created.

1940 – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was held for the first time in Sturgis, South Dakota.

#1 Hit June 16, 1956 – July 27, 1956: Gogi GrantThe Wayward Wind

1961 – Dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the US from the Soviet Union.

1963 – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space on Vostok 6.

1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival began.

1989 – Ghostbusters II was released in theaters

#1 Hit June 16, 1990 – June 29, 1990: RoxetteIt Must Have Been Love

1995 – Pocahontas and Batman Forever debuted in theaters

1999 – Tarzan was released in theaters

2000 – Titan A.E. and Shaft debuted in theaters

2006 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Nacho Libra, The Lake House and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties were released in theaters

2010 – Hot in Cleveland premiered on TV Land.

#1 Hit June 16, 2018 – June 29, 2018: Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign – Psycho