16th June

The events happened on 16th June are :

1963 : First woman in space : Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space this day. She was launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours. Two days before, the manned Soviet spacecraft Vostok 5 had been sent into space. The vehicles, which at times traveled within only 4.8 km (3 miles) of each other, both landed safely on June 19.

1933 : The Hundred Days period of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to a close, with the bulk of his New Deal legislation passed.

1976 : South African police fired on a group of Soweto students marching in protest against state plans to impose the Afrikaans language as a medium of instruction in black schools, igniting a massive popular uprising.

1938 : American novelist, short-story writer, and essayist Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York.

1933 : The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created under authority of the Federal Reserve Act of 1933.

1932 : The Lausanne Conference opened; it was held to liquidate the payment of reparations by Germany to the former Allied and Associated powers of World War I.

1917 : American publisher Katharine Graham, owner and publisher of The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine, was born in New York City.

1903 : The Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors.

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