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What Happened on November 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Artemis Program: NASA launches Artemis 1 on the first flight of the Space Launch System, the start of the program's future missions to the moon.
2005 Following a 31-year wait, Australia defeats Uruguay in a penalty shootout to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
2002 The first cases of the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak are traced to Foshan, Guangdong Province, China.
1997 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
1992 The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
1990 Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
1989 El Salvadoran army troops kill six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
1988 The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is "sovereign" but stops short of declaring independence.
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.
1979 The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
1974 The Arecibo message is broadcast from Puerto Rico.
1973 Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
1965 Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, which will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
1945 UNESCO is founded.
1944 World War II: In support of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, the town of Düren is destroyed by Allied aircraft.
1940 World War II: In response to the leveling of Coventry by the German Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
1940 The Holocaust: In occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
1940 New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
1938 LSD is first synthesized by Albert Hofmann from ergotamine at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel.
1933 The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations.
1920 Qantas, Australia's national airline, is founded as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.
1914 The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
1907 Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
1904 English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
1885 Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba" Louis Riel is executed for treason.
1871 The National Rifle Association of America receives its charter from New York State.
1863 American Civil War: In the Battle of Campbell's Station, Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces which allows General Ambrose Burnside to secure Knoxville, Tennessee.
1857 Second relief of Lucknow: Twenty-four Victoria Crosses are awarded, the most in a single day.
1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia-Zimbabwe.
1849 A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.
1828 Greek War of Independence: The London Protocol entails the creation of an autonomous Greek state under Ottoman suzerainty, encompassing the Morea and the Cyclades.
1822 American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.
1805 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern: Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Joachim Murat.
1797 The Prussian heir apparent, Frederick William, becomes King of Prussia as Frederick William III.
1793 French Revolution: Ninety dissident Roman Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes.
1776 American Revolutionary War: British and Hessian units capture Fort Washington from the Patriots.
1632 King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed at the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years' War.
1532 Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca.
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.
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.
951 Emperor Li Jing sends a Southern Tang expeditionary force of 10,000 men under Bian Hao to conquer Chu. Li Jing removes the ruling family to his own capital in Nanjing, ending the Chu Kingdom.
Famous People Born on November 16

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Year Name
1904 Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria (d. 1996)
1841 Jules Violle, French physicist and academic (d. 1923)
1889 Dietrich Kraiß, German general (d. 1944)
1566 Anna Juliana Gonzaga, Archduchess of Austria and nun (d. 1621)
1966 Dean McDermott, Canadian-American actor and producer
1964 Dwight Gooden, American baseball player
1966 Stephen Critchlow, English actor (d. 2021)
1982 Ronald Pognon, French sprinter
1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer
1938 Walter Learning, Canadian actor (d. 2020)
Famous People Deaths On November 16

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Date Name
1790 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American politician (b. 1723)
1956 Ōtori Tanigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Yokozuna (b. 1887)
2000 Robert Earl Davis, American hip-hop artist (b. 1971)
2017 Hiromi Tsuru, Japanese actress (b. 1960)
1971 Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (b. 1943)
2014 Charles Champlin, American historian, author, and critic (b. 1926)
1972 Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1889)
2020 Sheila Nelson, English string teacher (b. 1936)
2005 Ralph Edwards, American radio and television host and producer (b. 1913)
1950 Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)