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Saturday November 16, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
  • 1944
    Dueren, Germany is destroyed by Allied bombers.
  • 1944
    Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
  • 1945
    UNESCO is founded.
  • 1965
    Venera 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.
  • 1973
    Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
  • 1988
    In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1997
    After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

Who were born on November 16?

  • 1892
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1897
    Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1905
    Eddie Condon, American jazz banjoist and guitarist (d. 1973)
  • 1916
    Al Lucas, Canadian jazz double-bassist (d. 1983)
  • 1924
    Mel Patton, American sprinter
  • 1938
    Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1951
    Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • 1958
    Marg Helgenberger, American actress
  • 1962
    Josh Silver, American keyboardist (Type O Negative)
  • 1971
    Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer

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