On This Day In History, 16 September


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World Events Today

  • The American automobile manufacturer General Motors was founded today in 1908
  • Wall Street was bombed today in 1920, 38 people lost their lives, the bombers were never identified
  • The Metropolitan Opera, also known as The Met, opened its new opera house at Lincoln Center in New York City today in 1966

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American sitcom Frasier aired for the first time today in 1993 on the NBC network, it ran for 11 seasons
  • The action drama movie Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, went on general release in the United States today in 2011
  • The movie Green Book won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival today in 2018

Family Events Today

  • The American businessman and entrepreneur James Cash Penney Jr., founder of the JC Penney stores, was born today in 1875 in Missouri
  • Philip Andre Rourke Jr., better known as the American actor Mickey Rourke, who starred in many movies, including Rumble Fish and Barfly, was born today in 1952 in New York
  • David Seth Kotkin, better known as the American magician David Copperfield, was born today in 1956 in New Jersey

Main Event Today

  • Black Wednesday occurred today in 1992, the British government was forced to withdraw its currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, the pound sterling collapsed in value

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Guacamole Day

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