Events of July 16 in THE REAGAN YEARS:

1984:  Mario Cuomo starts off the Democratic Party Convention with an anti- Reagan speech so powerful that many are left wondering why Mondale is the one they are expected to vote for, when the party could do so much better.
1986:  Donald T. Regan expresses doubts about public support for sanctions against South Africa. He asks, "Are the women of America prepared to give up all their jewelry?"
1987:  The Nicaraguan Contras, having been painted as heroes by Oliver North, spoil their good press by killing three children and a pregnant woman.