On this day: July 16

POSTED: 03:00 PM PDT Jul 13, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 15, 2014 

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 - Joe DiMaggio
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Library of Congress

1941: Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.

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