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 - Jupiter
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Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA

1994: The first parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy begin to hit Jupiter and would continue until July 22, providing the first direct observation of an extraterrestrial collision of Solar System objects. The brown spots mark the places where the comet fragments tore through Jupiter's atmosphere.

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