On this day: July 16

Published On: 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 - USS George Washington
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U.S. Navy photograph

1960: The USS George Washington, a modified Skipjack class submarine, successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.

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