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Monday November 16, 2020

November 16: Day of the Week

November 16, 2020 is the 321st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1272
    While 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Hessian mercenaries capture Fort Washington from the Patriots.
  • 1822
    American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee – Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
  • 1914
    The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Operation Paperclip – the United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
  • 1973
    Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
  • 1988
    The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is “sovereign” but stops short of declaring independence.
  • 1989
    A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
  • 1992
    The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.

Who were born on November 16?

  • 1643
    Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1851
    Minnie Hauk, American soprano (d. 1929)
  • 1922
    José Saramago, Portuguese novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet and academic
  • 1941
    Gerry Marshall, British race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1964
    Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer
  • 1970
    Logan Mader, American guitarist (Machine Head)
  • 1978
    Carolina Parra, Brazilian guitarist and drummer (CSS)
  • 1980
    Carol Huynh, Canadian freestyle wrestler
  • 1983
    Chris Gocong, American football player

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