Saturday, June 16, 2012


June 16
1487:The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.

1858:Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
1904:Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
1963:Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
1996:Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
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