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November 16th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Icelandic Language Day or Dagur íslenskrar tungu (Iceland) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • International Day for Tolerance (International) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
November 16th - events
  • 2000 - Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR declares that Estonia is "sovereign" but stops short of declaring independence. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea in Bucharest, Romania. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Cold War: Operation Paperclip: The United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - UNESCO is founded. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Dueren, Germany is destroyed by Allied bombers. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Holocaust: In occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory become Oklahoma and are admitted as the 46th U.S. state. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Campbell's Station near Knoxville, Tennessee. Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1857 - Second relief of Lucknow. Twenty-four Victoria Crosses are awarded, the most in a single day. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1852 - The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1821 - American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1805 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1776 - American Revolutionary War: Hessian mercenaries capture Fort Washington from the Patriots. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1776 - American Revolution: The United Provinces (Low Countries) recognize the independence of the United States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1532 - Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1491 - An auto de fé, 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
November 16th - births
  • 1995 - Noah Gray-Cabey, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Saeko, Japanese actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Sagia Castańeda, American model and dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Kimberly J. Brown, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Chris Gocong, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - K, South Korean singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Britta Steffen, German swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Ronald Pognon, French athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Allison Crowe, Canadian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Caitlin Glass, American voice actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Kayte Christensen, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Tony Frias, American footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Bruce Irons, American surfer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Kip Bouknight, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Mauricio Ochmann, Mexican actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Mario Barravecchia, Italian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Danny Wallace, British author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Martijn Zuijdweg, Dutch swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Julio Lugo, Dominican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Eric Judy, American Musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Paul Scholes, British footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Missi Pyle, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Waqar Younis, Pakistani cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Logan Mader, American guitarist (Machine Head) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Martha Plimpton, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Melvin Stewart, American swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Craig Arnold, American poet Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Lisa Bonet, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Dean McDermott, Canadian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Dave Kushner, American guitarist (Velvet Revolver) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Mika Aaltonen, Finnish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Mark Benton, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Dwight Gooden, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Harry J. Lennix, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Maeve Quinlan, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Gary Mounfield, English musician (Primal Scream) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Frank Bruno, British boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Corinne Hermčs, French singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Marg Helgenberger, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Boris Krivokapi?, Serbian academic Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Jacques Gamblin, French actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Andrea Barrett, American author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Dick Gross, Australian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Robin McKinley, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Miguel Sandoval, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - David Leisure, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Horst Bertram, German footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Terence McKenna, American writer (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Jo Jo White, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Oliver Braddick, British psychologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Willie Carson, Scottish jockey Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Joanna Pettet, English-American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Gerry Marshall, British race car driver (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Donna McKechnie, American actress, dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - John Moore, Australian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Garnet Mimms, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso, multiple murderer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Clu Gulager, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Mel Patton, American athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Daws Butler, American voice actor (d. 1988) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Eddie Chapman, British World War II spy and double agent, aka Agent Zigzag (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Eddie Condon, American musician (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1899 - Mary Margaret McBride, Radio commentator (d. 1976) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Pavel Sergeevich Alexandrov, Russian mathematician (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Oswald Mosley, British fascist (d. 1980) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Lawrence Tibbett, American singer (d. 1960) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - Olga Nikolaevna, Russian Grand Duchess (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1889 - George S. Kaufman, American playwright (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1889 - Dietrich Kraiss, German Generalleutnant during World War II (d. 1944) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1888 - Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1880 - Alexander Blok, Russian poet (d. 1921) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1873 - W. C. Handy, American composer (d. 1958) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (d. 1944) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1851 - Minnie Hauk, American operatic soprano (d. 1929) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1847 - Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1841 - Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1839 - Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1766 - Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist (d. 1831) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1758 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1753 - James McHenry, Early American stateman (d. 1816) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1720 - Carlo Antonio Campioni, Italian composer (d. 1788) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1717 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician (d. 1793) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1643 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1603 - Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1436 - Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • -42 - Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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