July 16 in history: Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain, Apollo 11 is launched, and more

Here is what happened in the history today. 

1940

Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain

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1946

World's 1st nuclear explosion occurs at Alamogordo Bombing Range, US.

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1965

 Mont Blanc road tunnel between France and Italy opens.

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1969

Apollo 11 is launched, carrying 1st men to land on moon.

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1979

Saddam Hussein becomes the president of Iraq.

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