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Events of November 16th:

November 16th is the 320th day of the year (321st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about November 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on November 16th:

42 BC Tiberius (Roman Emperor 14 AD - 37 AD)

1753 James McHenry (US statesman)

1896 Oswald Mosley (British fascist leader)

1897 Choudhry Rahmat Ali (Pakistani Nationalist - coined the name for Pakistan)

1907 Burgess Meredith (actor)

1922 Gene Amdahl (computer scientist)

1948 Chi Coltrane (singer-songwriter, pianist)

1952 Shigeru Miyamoto (A CLASS="livelink" HREF="http://www.wildvideogames.com/" TARGET="_blank">Video game designer)

1953 Griff Rhys Jones (comedian, actor, author)

1961 Frank Bruno (boxer)

1964 Diana Krall (jazz pianist, singer)

1967 Lisa Bonet (actress)

1974 Peter Scholes (soccer player)

1977 Maggie Gyllenhaal

November 16th in History:

1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro capture the Inca Emperor Atahualpa.

1790 During the French revolution's Reign of Terror, Ninety anti-republic Catholic priests are executed by drowning in Nantes.

1857 Indian Mutiny (known in India as "First War of Independence"): British troops relieve the beseiged Residency at Lucknow - 24 Victoria Crosses awarded in one day's fighting.

1907 Oklahoma admitted as 46th US state.

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1914 Federal Reserve Bank of the United States opens.

1920 Qantas (the Australian national airline) founded the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerisla Services Limited.

1940 German bombing devastates the British city of Coventry.

1945 UNESCO founded.

1973 US President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, authorizing construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

Richard M. Nixon

1965 USSR launches Venera 3 towards Venus, it will be the first spacecraft to reach another planet.

1996 Mother Teresa receives honorary US citizenship.

Mother Teresa

November 16th is also:

International Day for Tolerance

Icelandic Language Day (Iceland)

Day of Declaration of Sovereignty (Estonia)

Day of Repentance and Prayer (Saxony and Bavaria in Germany)


People born on November 16th are Scorpio


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