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.