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On this day: July 16

Published On: Jul 13 2012 05:00:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - circus tent
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1956: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh. Due to changing economics, all the company's subsequent circus shows would be held in arenas.

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