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

1532Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

1835Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

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

1933Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

1939Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

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

1957US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

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

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

1973John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

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

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

1979Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

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

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

1987Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

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

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

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

1993Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1995Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

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

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

2003Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 16, 13
General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 
Nov 16, 534
A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published. 
Nov 16, 1380
French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever 
Nov 16, 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. 
Nov 16, 1532
Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca 
Nov 16, 1572
Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Nmetherlands 
Nov 16, 1632
Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein 
Nov 16, 1676
1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket Mass 
Nov 16, 1677
French troops occupy Freiburg 
Nov 16, 1700
Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia 
Nov 16, 1763
English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel 
Nov 16, 1764
Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac 
Nov 16, 1771
West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname 
Nov 16, 1776
1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius 
Nov 16, 1776
British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution 
Nov 16, 1798
Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress 
Nov 16, 1801
First edition of New York Evening Post 
Nov 16, 1805
Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French 
Nov 16, 1824
NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business 
Nov 16, 1835
Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society 
Nov 16, 1840
New Zealand officially becomes British colony 
Nov 16, 1841
Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC) 
Nov 16, 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. 
Nov 16, 1856
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens 
Nov 16, 1859
Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza" premieres in Moscow 
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