This Day in History for 6/16/17

On This Day in History...

1846 – The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy, serving over 31 years until his death in 1878.

2012 – The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.