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On this day: July 16

POSTED: 03:00 PM PDT Jul 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 15, 2013 

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 - Admiral Farragut
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1862: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.

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