Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 16, 1858, Accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

On this date in:
1812The City Bank of New York (later Citibank) opened for business.
1890Stan Laurel of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Lancashire, England.
1897The United States signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1903Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.
1911The forerunner of IBM was incorporated in New York State as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co.
1932President Herbert Hoover was renominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
1960"Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in New York.
1963The Soviet Union launched the first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, into orbit aboard Vostok 6.
1967The three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival - which catapulted Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Janis Joplin to stardom - opened in northern California.
1976Riots broke out in the black South African township of Soweto.
1978President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.
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1987A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four young blacks he said were going to rob him; he was convicted of illegal weapons possession.
1996Russians voted in the country's first independent presidential election; the result was a runoff between President Boris Yeltsin, the eventual winner, and a Communist challenger.
2011Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced his resignation from Congress, bowing to the furor caused by his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and other women..
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Golfer Phil Mickelson turns 45 years old today.
AP Photo/Mark Duncan
Joyce Carol OatesAuthor77
Billy "Crash" CraddockCountry singer77
Lamont DozierSongwriter74
Eddie LevertR&B singer (The O'Jays)73
Joan Van ArkActress ("Knot's Landing")72
Roberto DuranBoxer64
Gino VannelliPop singer63
Laurie MetcalfActress ("Roseanne")60
Missy PeregrymActress33
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