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Events and People Who Made History on November 16

1st Century

13 - Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

14th Century

1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

16th Century

1532 - Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1572 - Don Frederiks troops occupy/plunder Zutphen

17th Century

1632 - Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein
1676 - 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass
1677 - French troops occupy Freiburg
1683 - Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia

18th Century

1700 - Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
1763 - English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
1764 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1771 - West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname
1776 - 1st gun salute - for U.S. Andrea Doria at Ft. St. Eustatius
1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
1798 - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

19th Century

1801 - 1st edition of New York Evening Post
1805 - Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
1811 - Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
1824 - New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
1835 - Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
1841 - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (New York City)
1841 - N E Guerin of New York patents cork-filled life preserver
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
1870 - Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
1875 - Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
1875 - William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1882 - British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger
1894 - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1894 - French Captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa

20th Century

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 and H Smith' musical "Babette," premieres in New York City
1905 - Netherlands/Russian Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
1907 - Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1908 - Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting New York'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 New York City
1916 - I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in New York City
1916 - U.S.S.R. 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 Bela Kuns Soviet Republic
1920 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Connecticut
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 and major-league football record)
1925 - American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
1925 - Philip Barry's "In a Garden," premieres in New York City
1926 - New York Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1933 - Brazilians president Getulio Vargas names himself dictator
1933 - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1935 - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo," premieres in New York City
1936 - German air force begins bombing of Madrid
1938 - K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
1939 - Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1939 - German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1941 - German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
1942 - Assault of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
1944 - U.S. 9th division and 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
1945 - Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st U.S. Jewish College
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 - U.N. gets U.S. government approval to issue postage stamps
1950 - U.S. President 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) (D M Campbell)
1955 - Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with "Cry Cry Cry"
1955 - KLM orders 8 DC-8's
1955 - Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
1957 - Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
1957 - "Copper and Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
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 New York City for 1443 performances
1960 - NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
1961 - Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
1962 - Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs New York Knicks
1963 - Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
1963 - Touch-tone telephone introduced
1964 - Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
1964 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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 after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1966 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
1969 - 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai South Vietnam, by U.S. is 1st reported
1972 - "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 5 performances
1973 - John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
1973 - President 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)
1975 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
1976 - Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" 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 quarterback Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
1981 - Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
1981 - Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)
1981 - "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 16 performances
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 vs. 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 releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him"
1987 - Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
1987 - Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
1988 - Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
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 parliamentary election
1988 - Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
1989 - 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
1989 - "Gypsy" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 477 performances
1989 - South Africa President FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
1990 - Manuel Noriega claims U.S. denied him a fair trial
1993 - "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 32 performances
1993 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
1993 - Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
1995 - Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
1995 - Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
1996 - 18th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 28 awards
1996 - "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
1997 - "1776," closes at Criterion Theater New York City
1997 - CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23


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