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July 16th, 2007EventAn earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occur off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake.
July 16th, 2006DeathBob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (born in 1929)
July 16th, 2006DeathWinthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (born in 1948)
July 16th, 2005EventHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling released, selling over 9 million copies in the 24 hours after release.
July 16th, 2005DeathPietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (born in 1920)
July 16th, 2005DeathPrince Gu of Korea (born in 1931)
July 16th, 2005DeathCamillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (born in 1920)
July 16th, 2004EventMillennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
July 16th, 2004DeathGeorge Busbee, Governor of Georgia (born in 1927)
July 16th, 2003DeathCelia Cruz, Cuban musician (born in 1924)

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