This Day in History

This day in history, May 16th.

Many interesting and intriguing events occurred on May 16th throughout history. Here are a few:

Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 15...

1568: Mary, Queen of Scotland, escapes from Loch Leven Castle where she was imprisoned, and flees to England

1817: Steamboat service begins on the Mississippi River. (This reminds me of Mark Twain.)

1862: The first automobile is built by Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir.

1866: Root Beer is invented by Charles Elmer Hires.

1924: A temperature of 108°F (42°C) is recorded in Blitzen Oregon.

1965: Spaghetti-O’s are sold for the first time.

2011: Space shuttle Endeavour embarks on its last commission in space.


English: The Space Shuttle Endeavour atop its ...




4 Responses to “This Day in History”

  1. 1 gita4elamats July 2, 2013 at 14:50

    I like root beer. :)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke July 2, 2013 at 14:58

      Me too!

      • 3 gita4elamats July 2, 2013 at 15:01

        Cheers!( ^_^)o自自o(^_^ )

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke July 2, 2013 at 15:02

        Your health!

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