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)
- 534A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
- 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.
- 1885Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
- 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.
- 1944Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
- 1945Cold War: Operation Paperclip – the United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
- 1945UNESCO is founded.
- 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.
- 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)
- 1753James McHenry, American statesman (d. 1816)
- 1888Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and pianist (d. 1957)
- 1889Dietrich Kraiß, German Nazi officer (d. 1944)
- 1931Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
- 1952Robin McKinley, American novelist
- 1953Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer and actor
- 1958Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
- 1980Carol Huynh, Canadian freestyle wrestler
- 1986Saeko, Japanese actress
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