By The Associated Press
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year.
Todayís Highlight in History:
On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Partyís nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, ìA house divided against itself cannot stand.î
On this date:
In 1897, the government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
In 1903, Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.
In 1911, IBM had its beginnings as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. which was incorporated in New York State.
In 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law with President Franklin D. Rooseveltís signature. (The Act was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was founded as President Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933.
In 1955, members of Argentinaís military bombarded the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires in a failed attempt to assassinate President Juan Domingo Peron and his Cabinet, causing hundreds of civilian deaths, the same day Peron was excommunicated by Pope Pius XII for expelling two bishops from his country (however, the ban was effectively lifted in 1963).
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