Historical Events for 16th July 2021

1897 – The South African Committee, investigating the Jameson Raid releases its report finding that it was conducted almost implicitly through the support and encouragement of Cecil Rhodes and the mining houses in the Transvaal
1920 – Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1940 – NSB’er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1951 – King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
1975 – Major League Baseball owners re-elect Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to a 7-year term
1985 – 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1990 – Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1994 – Shreveport Pirates lose first CFL home game, 35-34 to the Toronto Argonauts at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana
1995 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus
2014 – Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected

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