November 16: Day of the Week
November 16, 2019 is the 320th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 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.
- 1944Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
- 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.
- 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.
- 1989A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1851Minnie Hauk, American soprano (d. 1929)
- 1873W. C. Handy, American composer (d. 1958)
- 1933Garnet Mimms, American singer
- 1935Elizabeth Drew, American journalist and author
- 1946Terence McKenna, American writer and public speaker (d. 2000)
- 1948Chi Coltrane, American rock-pop-jazz songwriter, pianist, and singer
- 1949Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (d. 2010)
- 1954Luis Conte, Cuban percussionist
- 1963Meenakshi Seshadri, Indian actress
- 1981Kate Miller-Heidke, Australian singer-songwriter
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