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JULY 16

1951 - J. D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye was published.

1969 - Apollo 11 took off on the first manned flight to the moon.

 

JULY 17

Sean Tubridy was born.

Dorothy Wayne was born.

 1938 - "Wrong Way Corrigan" took off from New York, purportedly aiming for California and landing in Ireland.

 1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.

 

JULY 18

John Sica was born.

George England was born.

Maureen McNelis was born.

 64 - A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

1999 - New York Yankee David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.

 

JULY 19

Bernice Olsen was born.

Dennis Farrel was born.

 1966- Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1984  - Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.

 

JULY 20

Meghan Courtney Flanagan was born.

 1969 - Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.

 

JULY 21

Michael Prendergast was born.

Barbara Mietzner Innes was born.

 1873 - The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.

1925 - In the "Monkey Trial," John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.

 

JULY 22

Kristina Iudica Hayden was born.

Karen Grupinski was born.

Kevin Donohue was born.

 1933 - Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

1934 - John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

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