The Daily News | June 16

Yuri Andropov became president of the Soviet Union, 1983
Leland Stanford died, 1893
Juan Peron excommunicated from the Catholic church, 1955
Hammurabi died (Babylon), -1686
Last Dusky Seaside Sparrow (“Orange Band”) died, 1987
Madison Square Garden opened, 1890
First Ladies’ Day baseball game (New York Giants), 1883
Start of the Alaskan Gold-Rush, 1897
Mixed bathing allowed in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, 1930
Soweto uprising (South Africa), 1976
US Treasury Department issued its first gold medallions, 1980
Cracker Jack first sold (Chicago), 1893
Squeeze play first used (Yale used it against Princeton), 1894
“Space Invaders” first demonstrated, 1978
Vostok 6 (USSR), first solo woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova), 1963
First Congress of Soviets convened in Russia, 1917
Roosevelt ordered closing of all German and Italian consulates in US, 1941
“The Blues Brothers” premiered (Chicago), 1980
First airplane hijacking took place (Miss Macao enroute from Macao to Hong Kong), 1948
Liberty Bell rung for Second Continental Congress, 1775