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.
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)
- 1805Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
- 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.
- 1944Dueren, Germany is destroyed by Allied bombers.
- 1944Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
- 1945UNESCO is founded.
- 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.
- 1988In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- 1997After 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?
- 1892Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
- 1897Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
- 1905Eddie Condon, American jazz banjoist and guitarist (d. 1973)
- 1916Al Lucas, Canadian jazz double-bassist (d. 1983)
- 1924Mel Patton, American sprinter
- 1938Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
- 1951Miguel Sandoval, American actor
- 1958Marg Helgenberger, American actress
- 1962Josh Silver, American keyboardist (Type O Negative)
- 1971Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
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