On this day: July 16

POSTED: 03:00 PM PDT Jul 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 15, 2016 

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 - Barry Sanders
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1968: Barry Sanders, a Heisman Trophy winner, four-time NFL rushing champion and 1997 NFL MVP, is born in Wichita, Kansas. Sanders, who played collegiately at Oklahoma State and spent his entire 10-season NFL career with the Detroit Lions, is an inductee of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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