Historical Events for 16th July 2018

1782 – Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail” premieres in Vienna
1883 – 7th Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3)
1900 – A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobilize support for relief of foreigners
1951 – Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval
1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 2″
1971 – The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie
1976 – Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years
1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1990 – NYC’s Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
2005 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs

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