Monday 16 July 2018, 17:33:34
16 July 622
: Starting on 15 July after sunset, 1 Muharram 1 Anno Hegiræ
is the beginning of the Islamic calendar, the day of Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina.
16 July 1216
: Innocent III, born Lotario de' Conti di Segni, pope since 1198, dies in Perugia at 54 or 55.
16 July 1658
: The Dutch colony of about a hundred settlers on Mauritius is given up due to cyclones, droughts, illnesses, lack of food and other hardships.
16 July 1672
: Prince William III is appointed stadtholder of Zeeland.
16 July 1746
: Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian priest and astronomer, is born in Ponte in Valtellina.
16 July 1896
: Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first Secretary-General of the United Nations, is born in Oslo.
16 July 1907
: The New York Times reports on the Archimedes Palimpsest as a “Big Literary Find in Constantinople” by Danish philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg.
16 July 1945
: In the first fission device test ever, the bomb Trinity is detonated in the American New Mexico desert, marking the beginning of the Atomic Age.
16 July 1969
: At 13:32 UTC (09:32 local time) a Saturn V-rocket takes off at Kennedy Space Center to bring astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon.
16 July 1989
: Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies in Anif south of Salzburg at age 81.
16 July 1995
: Online retailer Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos in his garage in Seattle.
16 July 1999
: Stanley Kubrick's final movie “Eyes Wide Shut”, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is released.
He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace
He who makes a show
is not enlightened.
He who is self-righteous is not respected.
He who boasts achieves nothing.
He who brags will
not endure. ~ Lao Tzu