BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 16th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became history to be remembered and used as a lesson for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 16 in world history:
1. July 16, 622 A.D
Events of Hijra: The Prophet Muhammad SAW left Mecca and headed for Medina, which was the starting point in Islamic history.
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2. July 16, 1790
The United States Congress established the location of a new capital on the Potomac River, which later became Washington, DC
3. July 16, 1945
Trinity test: The United States conducted its first atomic bomb test at the Alamogordo, New Mexico, test site as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II.
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4. July 16, 1969
Apollo 11 mission launch: The Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched by NASA with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins on board. This mission succeeded in landing the first man on the Moon.
5. July 16, 1994
Humanitarian Assistance in Rwanda: On this date, the Head of the United Nations (UN) Mission to Rwanda, Roméo Dallaire, sent an urgent message to the UN requesting assistance in stopping the ethnic genocide taking place in that country.