November 16 Events in History - November 16 Birthdays - November 16 Deaths
2014 A bird flu outbreak has been identified on three poultry farms in the Netherlands; though current tests show the virus strain to pose a low risk to humans, infected birds will be slaughtered
2014 Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity
2013 Indian cricketeer Sachin Tendulkar scores 74 runs in the final Test innings of his career at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium
2013 Abdulla Yameen wins the Presidential election in the Maldives with 51.3% of the popular vote, compared to 48.6 % for former leader Mohamed Nasheed
2012 Hostess Brands reveals its plan to file for bankruptcy and liquidate its assets, claiming contract disputes from the bakery's union worker strike crippled its operations; about 18,500 workers will be laid off
2012 The U.S. House of Representatives votes to end the Jackson-Vanik amendment from 1974, which was intended to effect U.S. trade relations with Communist countries
2011 In Pakistan's South Waziristan province, 13 militants in a compound are believed to have been killed by U.S. drone missiles
2011 Parliament gives the new Greek Prime Minister, Lucas Papademos a vote of confidence, opening the doors for national unity to help restore financial stability in Greece
2010 In the U.S., Senators from the Republican Party adopt a bill to ban earmarks, a process of setting aside money in bills for specific purposes specified by legislators
2010 Longtime U.S. Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel is found guilty of multiple violations of House rules, including failure to pay taxes
1997 "1776," closes at Criterion Theater New York City
1997 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
1996 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
1996 18th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 28 awards
1995 Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
1995 Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
1993 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 32 performances
1993 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
1990 Manuel Noriega claims U.S. denied him a fair trial
1989 "Gypsy" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 477 performances
1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
1989 South Africa President FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
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
1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
1987 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
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"
1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 vs. WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
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
1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 16 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
1981 Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"
1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
1977 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
1976 Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" wins elections in Quebec
1976 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
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)
1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
1973 President Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 5 performances
1969 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai South Vietnam, by U.S. is 1st reported
1966 Dr. Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
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.
1963 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
1963 Touch-tone telephone introduced
1962 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs New York Knicks
1961 Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
1960 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
1959 "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 1443 performances
1957 "Copper and Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
1957 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
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
1952 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
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
1948 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1947 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
1945 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st U.S. Jewish College
1944 U.S. 9th division and 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
1942 Assault of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1939 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1938 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
1936 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
1935 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo," premieres in New York City
1933 Brazilians president Getulio Vargas names himself dictator
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1926 New York Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1925 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
1925 Philip Barry's "In a Garden," premieres in New York City
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL and major-league football record)
1922 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
1922 Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
1920 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Connecticut
1919 Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Bela Kuns Soviet Republic
1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
1917 British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
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
1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
1914 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
1908 Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting New York's Metropolitan Opera
1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1905 Netherlands/Russian Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
1903 V Herbert and H Smith' musical "Babette," premieres in New York City
1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1894 French Captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa
1882 British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger
1875 Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
1875 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1870 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
1864 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
1864 Union General William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
1863 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow
1856 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
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
1835 Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
1824 New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
1811 Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
1805 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
1801 1st edition of New York Evening Post
1798 Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
1776 1st gun salute - for U.S. Andrea Doria at Ft. St. Eustatius
1776 British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
1771 West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname
1764 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1763 English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
1700 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
1683 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia
1677 French troops occupy Freiburg
1676 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass
1632 Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein
1572 Don Frederiks troops occupy/plunder Zutphen
1532 Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
13 Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany