This day in history: June 16 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: June 16

All of the events below occurred on the same date in history, June 16.

1903: The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1963: Piloting Vostok 6, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman space.

1970: Golfer Phil Mickelson is born in San Diego, California.

1971: Singer-songwriter Tupac Shakur is born in New York City.

1980: "The Blues Brothers" film, featuring singers Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and others, premieres in Chicago days ahead of its national release.

1987: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia gives ice cream makers Ben & Jerry permission to create a new flavor called Cherry Garcia.

1991: Atlanta outfielder Otis Nixon sets a National League record by stealing six bases in a single game against Montreal.

2014: Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies in Poway, California at age 54.

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