November 16: Day of the Week
November 16, 2020 is the 321st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 534A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
- 1849A 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.
- 1885Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
- 1943World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
- 1945UNESCO is founded.
- 1973Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
- 1973U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
- 1979The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
- 1988In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1603Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
- 1758Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
- 1907Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)
- 1958Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
- 1962Josh Silver, American keyboardist (Type O Negative)
- 1976Mario Barravecchia, Belgian singer
- 1980Carol Huynh, Canadian freestyle wrestler
- 1983Britta Steffen, German swimmer
- 1983Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
- 1986Saeko, Japanese actress
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