Today in History Historical Events for 16th July 2018 <p><b><a href="">1782</a></b> - Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna<br> <b><a href="">1883</a></b> - 7th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3) <br> <b><a href="">1900</a></b> - 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<br> <b><a href="">1951</a></b> - Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval<br> <b><a href="">1961</a></b> - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"<br> <b><a href="">1971</a></b> - 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<br> <b><a href="">1976</a></b> - Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years<br> <b><a href="">1988</a></b> - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts<br> <b><a href="">1990</a></b> - NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities<br> <b><a href="">2005</a></b> - "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</p> <p><a href="">More Historical Events &raquo;</a></p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:03:01 Z 2018-07-16 04:03 +00:00 2018-07-15 23:03 -05:00