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