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Thursday, June 16, 2005

On this Day

Thursday, June 16th
The 167th day of 2005
There are 198 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On June 16, 1933, President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid. (Go to article.)

On June 16, 1829, Geronimo, the Apache leader and warrior, was born. Following his death on Feb. 17, 1909, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On June 16, 1866, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the death of General Winfield Scott. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

The following via Iraq War Today

Today in History

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle.
1671 - In Moscow, Cossack rebel leader Stenka Razin is tortured and executed.
1832 - Battle of Kellogg's Grove, IL.
1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1864 - The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins.
1909 - The first US airplane sold commercially (by Glenn Curtiss) goes for $5,000.
1917 - The first Congress of Soviets convenes in Russia.
1922 - Henry Berliner shows off his helicopter to the U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics.
1933 - The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is created.
1940 - A Commuinist government takes power in Lithuania.
1941 - The first Federally owned airport opens in Washington, DC.
1961 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West in Paris.
1975 - Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD.
1977 - Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the U.S.S.R.
1991 - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of Russia.

1899 - Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)
1902 - Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist, Nobel Prize winner

1686BC - Hammurabi the Great dies in Babylon
1216 - Innocent III pope, dies at 54
1671 - Stenka Razin Cossack rebel leader, tortured, executed in Moscow
1976 - Francis E Meloy Jr US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed

Reported Missing in Action:

Schumann, John R., US Army (MN); Ambushed, captured, died in captivity
Bowman, Frank, USN (SC); PCF19 sunk, KIA, body not recovered
Chandler, Anthony Gordon Warner, USN (GA); remains returned 2001
Rupinski, Bernard Francis, USN (PA); F4J shot down, presumed killed.
Wilber, Walter Eugene, USN (PA); Released by DRV February, 1973 (injured), later accused of mutiny while in captivity
Cornelius, Samuel B., USAF(TX); F4E shot down, survival unlikely
Smallwood, John J., USAF (GA); F4E shot down, survival unlikely