History Blog

June 16

Happy Birthday RIP Arthur Jefferson(“Stan Laurel” 1890–1965) Harold “Jack” Albertson(1907–1981) Tupac Shakur(1971–1996) ; Edward “Eddie” Levert–81 Joan Van Ark–80 Laurie Metcalf–68 Ian Buchanan–66 Clifton Collins Jr.–53 John Cho–51 Edward “Eddie” Cibrian–50 Daniel Brühl Domingo–45 ; 1812 – The City Bank of New York (later renamed Citibank) opened for business ; 1884 – The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s “Switchback Railway”, opens in New York’s Coney Island amusement park ; 1903 – Ford Motor company is incorporated ; 1960 – “Psycho,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in New York City