On This Day: July 16th

July 16th:

1940- Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

1519- Public debate between Martin Luther and theologian Johann Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, during which Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

1429- Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

1755- John Adams graduates Harvard

1798- US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized

1894- Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners

1926- National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos

1936- 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY

1942- French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris

1945- 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhattan Project

1987- Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1990- Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins

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