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Notable Historical Events for November 16th

1995Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

1864Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

1966Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1970Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

1993Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

2003Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona

1998Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

1957US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

1988Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

November 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 16th

1907Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)

1930Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), (d. 2013)

1717Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1922José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

1890Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d.1956)

1963Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Texas, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1961Frank Bruno, Hammersmith, British boxer (European champ)

1977Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

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Notable Weddings on November 16th

1987Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

1754British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

1996Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

1933Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

November 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 16th

1973Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

2010Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

November 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 16th

2006Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

1966Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

1960Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

1885Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

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