Jun 16, 2018
June 16. In 455, Rome was sacked by the Vandals. In 1884, the first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl was published in America. In 1961, Rudolf Nureyev defected. In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first female space traveler. In 1985, Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump. In 1993, the USPS released stamps depicting Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley. In 2008, California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In 1967, the legendary Monterey Pop Festival began at which Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin rocked the freakin' house. Happy Birthday, Geronimo, Katharine Graham, Joyce Carol Oates, Laurie Metcalf, Tupac Shakur. Mission: Picture me rollin'. Then leap.