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5 Fun Facts About October 16 In California History

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1. In 1857, the first synagogue in Los Angeles, California, was founded on October 16th.
2. On October 16th, 1906, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that prohibited nudity in public parks, sparking the city's ongoing debate over public nudity.
3. The first underground tube crossing San Francisco Bay opened on October 16, 1969. The Tube, also known as the Transbay Tube, is still an essential part of the Bay Area's transit infrastructure.
4. On October 16, 1978, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a death penalty ban in California, making the state the first in the country to legalize capital punishment.
5. In 1991, on October 16, a record-breaking heatwave hit Southern California, with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas, causing widespread power outages and medical emergencies.
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