On This Day in History - July 16
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|What Happened On This Day In History - July 16|
1849 July 16
Safety pin is invented.
1969 July 16
The Apollo 11 space craft was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. It was the first manned space mission to land on the moon.
1979 July 16
Saddam Hussein assumed the office of the President of Iraq after the resignation of president Hasan al-Bakr.
2004 July 16
A fire at a private school in Kumbakonam, India kills over 80 people.
2005 July 16
The sixth book in the Harry Potter series was published. The book sold more than 250,000 books per hour during the first day of its release, making it the fastest selling book in history.