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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)

  • 1491
    An 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolution: the United Provinces (Low Countries) recognize the independence of the United States.
  • 1852
    The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
  • 1885
    Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
  • 1904
    English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
  • 1907
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1938
    LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1940
    World War II: in response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Operation Paperclip – the United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 16?

  • 1841
    Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1862
    Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (d. 1944)
  • 1922
    José Saramago, Portuguese novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Dolo Coker, jazz pianist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1946
    Jo Jo White, American basketball player
  • 1952
    Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist in Biblioteca Marciana, essayist and translator
  • 1955
    Pierre Larouche, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Meenakshi Seshadri, Indian actress
  • 1964
    Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • 1982
    Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player

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