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Calendar for July 16th, 2014

Born 1486: Andrea del Sarto (painter)

Died 1557: Anne of Cleves (fourth wife of King Henry VIII)

Born 1661: Pierre Le Moyne (French-Canadian explorer)

Born 1746: Giuseppe Piazzi (astronomer)

1790: Congress established the District of Columbia on the Potomac River, voting to set up the permanent seat of the government of the U.S. there

Born 1821: Mary Baker Eddy (religious leader)

1880: Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, the first woman to practice medicine in Canada, received her medical license.

Died 1882: Mary Todd Lincoln (U.S. First lady)

Born 1889: "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (baseball player)

Born 1907: Barbara Stanwyck (actress)

Born 1911: Ginger Rogers (actress)

1935: First parking meters installed, Oklahoma City, OK

Born 1958: Michael Flatley (dancer & choreographer)

Born 1963: Phoebe Cates (actress)

Born 1967: Will Ferrell (actor)

Born 1968: Barry Sanders (football player)

1969: Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida, to become the first manned space mission to land on the moon

Born 1971: Corey Feldman (actor)

1979: 135 pilot whales beached at Point au Gaul, Newfoundland and Labrador

Died 1981: Harry Chapin (singer & songwriter)

1990: In the Philippines, an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale killed over 1,600 people

Died 1999: John F. Kennedy, Jr. died in a plane crash on his way to a cousin's wedding on Martha's Vineyard. His wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister, Lauren, were also aboard

Died 2004: Charles W. Sweeney (pilot of the U.S. bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, in the last days of World War II)

2005: The 6th book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series sold 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours — averaging better than 250,000 sales per hour

2010: 3.4 earthquake occurred near Germantown, Maryland

2010: A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 20 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., in Maryland

2013: Bryan Cranston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame