What are the important events that happened on November 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 16: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 16 is the 320th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 3, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 419,664 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 95 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,791 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 16 Historical Events

  • 1272
    While travelling during the Ninth Crusade, Prince Edward becomes King of England upon Henry III of England’s death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.
  • 1491
    An auto-da-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.
  • 1852
    The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee – Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
  • 1907
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1943
    World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1944
    Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
  • 1973
    U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
  • 1988
    The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is “sovereign” but stops short of declaring independence.
  • 1989
    A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.

Who were born on November 16?

  • 1889
    George S. Kaufman, American playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1890
    Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines (d. 1956)
  • 1897
    Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1905
    Eddie Condon, American jazz banjoist and guitarist (d. 1973)
  • 1930
    Paul Foytack, American baseball player
  • 1930
    Salvatore Riina, Italian Mafia leader
  • 1931
    Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1967
    Lisa Bonet, American actress
  • 1982
    Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player

Who died on November 16?

  • 1797
    King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744)
  • 1802
    André Michaux, French botanist (b. 1746)
  • 1878
    Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1874)
  • 1960
    Clark Gable, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1971
    Edie Sedgwick, American socialite and heiress (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • 2006
    Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2010
    Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2010
    Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)

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