Historical Events on 16th November

Events 1 - 165 of 165

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
Spanish Conquistador Francisco PizarroSpanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro 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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 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
President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio VargasPresident and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas 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.
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone 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
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell 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
Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed GeinMurderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein 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
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 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
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 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
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 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
NBA Small Forward Rick BarryNBA Small Forward Rick Barry 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
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 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
Cricketer Kapil DevCricketer Kapil Dev 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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 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
Consort of George VI & mother of Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherConsort of George VI & mother of Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 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
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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

<< 15th November

— Historical Events on this Day —

17th November >>


Search Historical Events in History

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)