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Notable Historical Events on November 16th

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

13General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

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

2003Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona

1957US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

1979Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

1835Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

1532Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

1995Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

1933Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

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

1939Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

1988Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

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

1976Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

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

1973John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

1974John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

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

1987Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

2010In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

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

1982Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

1957Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

November 16th Historical Events
Date Event
13
General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 
534
A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published. 
1380
French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever 
1491
An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects. 
1532
Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca 
1572
Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Nmetherlands 
1632
Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein 
1676
1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket Mass 
1677
French troops occupy Freiburg 
1700
Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia 
1763
English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel 
1764
Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac 
1771
West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname 
1776
1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius 
1776
British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution 
1798
Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress 
1801
First edition of New York Evening Post 
1805
Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French 
1824
NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business 
1835
Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society 
1840
New Zealand officially becomes British colony 
1841
Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC) 
1849
A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor. 
1856
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens 
1859
Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza" premieres in Moscow 
1863
Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities 
1864
Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia 
1864
Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War 
1869
Hamiora Pere is hanged at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington and is the only New Zealander to have been executed after being convicted of treason 
1870
Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I 
1875
Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians 
1875
William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities 
1882
British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger 
1894
6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan 
1894
French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa 
1901
3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds 
1903
V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette" premieres in NYC 
1905
Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia 
1907
Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state 
1908
Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera 
1909
EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms 
1914
Federal Reserve System formally opens 
1914
Pope Benedict XV calls for peace 
1916
Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC 
1916
I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC 
1916
Russian La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000 
1917
British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa 
1918
Hungarian People's Republic declared 
1919
Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic 
1920
Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited 
1920
1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn 
1922
Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite 
1922
Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help 
1924
Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record) 
1925
American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY) 
1925
Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC 
1926
NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0 
1933
Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator 
1933
Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR 
1935
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC 
1936
German air force begins bombing of Madrid 
1938
K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India 
1938
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. 
1939
Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail 
1939
German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland 
1940
World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg. 
1941
German troops conquer Kertsh (probably) 
1942
Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed 
1943
World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. 
1944
US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen 
1945
Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College 
1945
UNESCO is founded. 
1945
Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96) 
1947
15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis 
1948
Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel 
1950
Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops 
1950
UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps 
1950
US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat 
1952
Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election 
1955
1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (Donald Campbell) 
1955
KLM orders 8 DC-8s 
1955
Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco 
1957
"Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 perfs 
1957
Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89 
1957
US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim 
1957
Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0 
1959
"Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs 
1960
NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP 
1961
Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries 
1961
US President Kennedy decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops 
1962
Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic) 
1962
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks 
1963
Toledo, OH newspaper strike began 
1963
Touch-tone telephone introduced 
1964
Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission 
1964
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1965
Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus) 
1965
Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow 
1966
Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail 
1966
Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP 
1968
The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people 
1969
1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported 
1969
US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28 
1970
Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) 
1970
South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn 
1970
Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album 
1971
The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland) 
1971
The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh 
1972
"Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1972
British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence 
1973
John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album 
1973
US Presidennt Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline 
1973
Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit 
1974
1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away 
1974
John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" 
1974
Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record) 
1974
ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden 
1975
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open 
1976
René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec 
1976
Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60 
1977
Rod Carew wins AL MVP award 
1978
Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft 
1979
Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" 
1980
Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards 
1981
"Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1981
Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis 
1981
President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador 
1982
5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB 
1982
Aggrement reached ending 57 day football strike 
1982
Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight 
1982
Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London 
1983
Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose 
1984
14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center 
1984
Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record 
1984
Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket 
1984
John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously 
1985
President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev 
1987
Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago" 
1988
Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs 
1988
Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson 
1988
Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years 
1988
Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel 
1988
President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher 
1988
President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek 
1989
"Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances 
1989
6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops 
1989
South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act 
1989
UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference. 
1990
Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial 
1993
"Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances 
1993
Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum 
1995
US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease 
1995
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery 
1996
"Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs 
1996
18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer" 
1997
"1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
1997
85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23 
1997
After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons. 
1998
Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton 
2000
Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. 
2002
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people 
2003
91st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 
2003
Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona 
2010
In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place 
2012
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time 
2015
French jets bomb Syria in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa 
2016
Dakota Access pipeline firms seek court relief; protests spread 
2016
Obama, on last trip to Europe, warns against nationalism, populism 
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