November 16: Day of the Week
November 16, 2019 was the 320th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1272While 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.
- 1532Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.
- 1805Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee – Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
- 1907Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
- 1943World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
- 1944Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
- 1973Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
- 1988The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is “sovereign” but stops short of declaring independence.
- 2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1766Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist (d. 1831)
- 1839Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
- 1847Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
- 1885Monsignor Sir Mikiel Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
- 1915Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, Cajun accordionist (d. 2007)
- 1952Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist in Biblioteca Marciana, essayist and translator
- 1966Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein)
- 1977Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress
- 1981Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
- 1986Saeko, Japanese actress
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