On This Day🌄 Jul 16

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1782 – Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail made its premiere, after which Emperor Joseph II anecdotally made the comment that it had "too many notes".

1862 – David Farragut became the first person to be promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy.

1931 – Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie (pictured) signed the nation's first constitution, the first time in history that an absolute ruler voluntarily sought to share sovereignty with his subjects.

1990 – A 7.8 MS earthquake struck the densely populated Philippine island of Luzon, killing an estimated 1,621 people.

2013 – At least 23 students died and dozens more fell ill at a primary school in the village of Dharmashati Gandaman in the Saran district of the Indian state of Bihar after eating a Midday Meal contaminated with pesticide.

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