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November 16 holidays in 2021
Fast Food Day
International Day for Tolerance
United Nations Observance
National Button Day
National Indiana Day
November 16 2020 holidays
November 16 2022 holidays
Historical Events on November 16
Fort Washington is captured by British and Hessian forces during the American Revolutionary War.
The independence of the U.S. Is officially recognized by the United Provinces.
At the Battle of Schöngrabern during the Napoleonic Wars, French troops led by Joachim Murat are delayed by Russian troops led by Pyotr Bagration.
Traveling the Santa Fe Trail, a trader from Missouri – William Becknell – arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Asteroid 22 Kalliope is discovered by English astronomer John Russell on this day.
David Livingstone sees Victoria Falls in Zambia-Zimbabwe for the first time. This makes him the first European to see the falls.
Confederate Troops attack Union forces at the Battle of Campbell’s Station during the American Civil War. Union forces are able to successfully fend them off.
The patent for the vacuum tube is awarded to English engineer John Ambrose Fleming.
Oklahoma is admitted as the 46
United States’ State.
The U.S opens the Federal Reserve Bank.
The substance known as LSD is synthesized by Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel.
The Royal Air Force bombs the city of Hamburg. This is in direct response to German Luftwaffe destroying the city of Coventry two days prior.
During WWII, the Warsaw Ghetto is disconnected from the rest of the world.
A heavy-water factory and hydro-electric power compounds is destroyed in Vemork, Norway by American bombers during World War II.
Allied aircraft level the city of Duren, Germany during WWII.
On this day., UNESCO is officially founded.
Famous Birthdays on November 16
American composer, trumpet player and “Father of the Memphis and St.Louis Blues”, C. Handy is born in
American director and playwright George S. Kaufman is born in
American golfer Bobby Cruickshank is born in
American actor Burgess Meredith is born in
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