On this day: July 16

Published On: Jul 13 2012 05:00:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2014 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 - Tony Kushner
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1956: Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner is born in New York City. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes." He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film "Munich" and wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film "Lincoln."

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