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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1272While 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.
- 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.
- 1822American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.
- 1885Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
- 1914The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
- 1940Holocaust: in occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
- 1979The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
- 1989A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
- 2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1603Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
- 1839Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
- 1895Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
- 1915Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, Cajun accordionist (d. 2007)
- 1930Paul Foytack, American baseball player
- 1946Jo Jo White, American basketball player
- 1964Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer
- 1966Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
- 1980Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
- 1981Osi Umenyiora, English-born American football player
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