spotlight Today In History, June 16: Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Sunday, June 16.Today's Highlight in History: 1858: Abraham Lincoln On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." AP 1903: Ford Motor Co. In 1903, Ford Motor Co. was incorporated. AP 1911: IBM In 1911, IBM had its beginnings as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. which was incorporated in New York State. AP 1932: Republican National Convention In 1932, President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis were renominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago. AP 1933: National Industrial Recovery Act In 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signature. (The Act was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.) AP 1963: Valentina Tereshkova In 1963, the world's first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova 26, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; Tereshkova spent 71 hours in flight, circling the Earth 48 times before returning safely. AP 1978: Jimmy Carter & Omar Torrijos In 1978, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties during a ceremony in Panama City. AP 1996: Mel Allen In 1996, sportscaster Mel Allen died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 83. AP 1996: Russian Election In 1996, Russian voters went to the polls in their first independent presidential election; the result was a runoff between President Boris Yeltsin (the eventual winner) and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov. AP 2009: Barack Obama & Lee Myung-bak Ten years ago: President Barack Obama met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House; afterward, Obama declared North Korea a "grave threat" to the world and pledged the U.S. and its allies would aggressively enforce fresh penalties against the nuclear-armed nation. AP 2009: FDA Cold Medicine Warning Ten years ago: Federal health regulators warned consumers to stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they could permanently damage the sense of smell. AP 2009: John Ensign Ten years ago: Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, a leading Republican mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, admitted he'd had an extramarital affair with a campaign staff member. AP 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama notified Congress that up to 275 troops could be sent to Iraq to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the American Embassy in Baghdad. AP 2015: Donald Trump In 2015, real estate mogul Donald Trump launched his successful campaign to become president of the United States with a speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan. AP 2017: Trump Russia In 2017, President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that he was under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling as he lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry. AP 2018: China Tariffs One year ago: China announced 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion in U.S. imports, including soybeans and beef, in response to President Donald Trump's tariff hike on a similar amount of Chinese goods; China also scrapped agreements to narrow its trade surplus with the United States. 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