November 16: Day of the Week
November 16, 2021 is the 320th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1491An 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.
- 1532Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.
- 1904English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
- 1907Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
- 1938LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
- 1940Holocaust: in occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
- 1940World War II: in response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
- 1965Venera 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.
- 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?
- 42 BCTiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37)
- 1436Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
- 1766Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist (d. 1831)
- 1933Garnet Mimms, American singer
- 1948Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
- 1951Miguel Sandoval, American actor
- 1963Steve Arguelles, British jazz drummer
- 1964Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian actress
- 1973Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player
- 1976Mario Barravecchia, Belgian singer
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