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Notable Historical Events for November 16th

1983Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

1995Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

1993Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1966Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1835Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

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

1532Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

1933Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

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

1988Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

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Notable Birthdays on November 16th

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

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

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

1922José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 16th

1996Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

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

1987Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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