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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.

1933
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.

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.

2004
The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
 

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June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year

Holidays and observances
  • Roma people: Remembrance Day for the 1999 expulsion from Kosovo
  • Sikhism: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
  • Dublin, James Joyce fans: Bloomsday
  • South Africa: Youth Day
  • Sussex Day
  • Feasts of the Roman Catholic Church:.
    • Saint Benno
    • Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
    • Saint Julitta and Saint Quiricus
    • Saint Lutgart of Tongeren (died 1246, patron saint of the Flemish National Movement)
 

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