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)
- 534A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
- 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.
- 1532Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee – Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
- 1904English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
- 1938LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
- 1943World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
- 1944Dueren, Germany is destroyed by Allied bombers.
- 1992The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
- 2000Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Who were born on November 16?
- 1895Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
- 1922José Saramago, Portuguese novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
- 1938Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
- 1950David Leisure, American actor
- 1958Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
- 1965Mark Benton, English actor
- 1974Paul Scholes, British footballer
- 1978Kip Bouknight, American baseball player
- 1979Bruce Irons, American surfer
- 1982Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player
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