16 July It Happened Today

1557  Death of English King Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

1827  Death of English potter Josiah Spode.

1872  Birth of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

1953  A new air speed record of 716mph is set.

1953  Death of French born British writer Hilaire Belloc.

1965  The Mont Blanc Tunnel is officially opened.

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