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On this day: July 16

Published: Jul 13 2012 06:00:49 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.

OTD July 16 - Richard II
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1377: Richard II of England is crowned king.

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