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Thursday November 16, 2023

November 16: Day of the Week

November 16, 2023 is the 320th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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November 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
  • 1904
    English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
  • 1938
    LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1944
    Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
  • 1965
    Venera program: the Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, that will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is “sovereign” but stops short of declaring independence.
  • 1992
    The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.

Who were born on November 16?

  • 1758
    Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1851
    Minnie Hauk, American soprano (d. 1929)
  • 1895
    Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1930
    Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet and academic
  • 1936
    John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1940
    Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer
  • 1953
    Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer and actor
  • 1954
    Arrow, calypso and soca musician, born Alphonsus Cassell
  • 1958
    Marg Helgenberger, American actress
  • 1962
    Josh Silver, American keyboardist (Type O Negative)

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