On this day: July 16

Published On: Jul 13 2012 05:00:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2016 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 - Obama Dalai Lama
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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

2011: President Barack Obama meets the Dalai Lama at the White House despite a warning from the People's Republic of China.

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