I command you all to bring me beer! Oh……… and some nachos.
Some of the cooler schizzle from the history of the 16th of July:
July 16, 1861 was the first major land battle of the the American Civil War. What is this battle called (in the North)? The First Battle of Bull Run. The Confederate Army and some people in the southern states refer to the battle as the Battle of Manassas. Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell led the Union forces and Brig. Gen. PGT Beauregard led the Confederate forces.
July 16 was the date Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, and his family were murdered by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinberg. What year did this occur? 1918. The empress, Alexandra, four daughters, one son and several servants of the Romanovs were also killed by the firing squad.
July 16, 1945 the first nuclear bomb was detonated in Alamogordo, NM. What was the atomic project known as? The Manhattan Project. The project was top secret, and the locations of the labs were kept secret even after the devastation of Hiroshima, Japan. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the lead on the project which had labs in Los Alamos, NM, Oak Ridge TN and in Washington and Canada.
July 16: The first manned space mission to land on the moon, Apollo 11, left for the moon. What year was it? 1969. The crew was Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and Michael Collins. Collins stayed in the capsule and ‘manned the ship’ while Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon.