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)
- 1532Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.
- 1776American Revolution: the United Provinces (Low Countries) recognize the independence of the United States.
- 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.
- 1852The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
- 1940Holocaust: in occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
- 1943World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
- 1988The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is “sovereign” but stops short of declaring independence.
- 1989A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
- 1992The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
- 2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1873W. C. Handy, American composer (d. 1958)
- 1942Joanna Pettet, English actress
- 1946Jo Jo White, American basketball player
- 1954Andrea Barrett, American novelist
- 1963Steve Arguelles, British jazz drummer
- 1966Dave Kushner, American guitarist (Velvet Revolver)
- 1973Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
- 1978Carolina Parra, Brazilian guitarist and drummer (CSS)
- 1982Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player
- 1982Ronald Pognon, French sprinter
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