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 - Joe Jackson
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Library of Congress

1888: Baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, who would go on to play a disputed part in the 1919 "Chicago Black Sox" scandal, is born in Pickens County, South Carolina. Jackson, who played left field for most of his career, currently has the third-highest career batting average in major league history. Jackson, pictured on the right in 1913 with Ty Cobb, was banned from the major leagues after the 1920 season and died at age 64 on Dec. 5, 1951.


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