On This Day – What Happened on June 16 | Britannica

On This Day In History –

First woman in space
On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space, having been launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours.
The Hundred Days period of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to a close, with the bulk of his New Deal legislation passed in 1933.
American publisher Katharine Graham, owner and publisher of The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine, was born in New York City in 1917.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a leading American computer manufacturer, was incorporated in 1911.
The Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors in 1903..

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