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July 16 is the 197th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (198th if leap year). It 168 days before the end of the year.


There is no celebration for this day!


Departure for the Apollo 11 moon

(July, 16 1969)
The mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center by the giant Saturn V rocket The crew is composed of three men: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Opening of the Mont Blanc tunnel

(July, 16 1965)
After 6 years of work, the inauguration of the 11.6-kilometer tunnel between France and Italy took place in the presence of General de Gaulle and Italian President Giuseppe Saragat.

First test of a plutonium bomb

(July, 16 1945)
At 5: 30 pm, the bomb exploded named Gadget.

Roundup of winter velodrome (Vel 'd'Hiv)

(July, 16 1942)
This is the largest operation of arrests of Jews in France.9,000 police and gendarmes participate in the operation. On the evening of July 17, 13,152 people were arrested according to police headquarters.


There is no saying for this day!


Sign of the Zodiac: 25th day of the astrological sign of Cancer.