On This Day..... November 16

 

NOVEMBER 16TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY
  • TODAY IS INDIANA APPRECIATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BURGESS MEREDITH (1907-1997)
  • LISA BONET (1967, 51)
 
  • MARTHA PLIMPTON (1970, 48)
  • MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL (1977, 41)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  13, TIBERIUS MARCHES THROUGH THE STREETS OF ROME IN TRIUMPH AFTER THE ROMAN SIEGE OF GERMANY
  • IN 1532, FRANCISCO PIZARRO CAPTURES THE EMPEROR OF THE INCAN EMPIRE
  • IN 1676, THE FIRST PRISON IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES OPENS ON NANTUCKET
 
  • IN 1793, FRENCH REVOLUTIONARIES DROWN 90 PRIESTS IN THE LOIRE RIVER WHO ARE SUSPECTING OF BEING LOYAL TO THE FRENCH MONARCHY.
  • IN 1798, AFTER THE PASSAGE OF THE ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS, KENTUCKY BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO REJECT AN ACT OF CONGRESS AND “NULLIFY” A LAW IT DEEMS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 1801, THE NEW YORK EVENING POST PRINTS ITS FIRST EDITION
  • IN 1822, CAPTAIN WILLIAM BECKNELL ARRIVES IN SANTA FE FROM MISSOURRI, COMPLETING WHAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS “THE SANTA FE TRAIL”
 
  • IN 1824, NEW YORK CITY OPENS FIFTH AVENUE
  • IN 1840, NEW ZEALAND BECOMES A BRITISH COLONY
  • NAPOLEON GUERIN PATENTS THE LIFE PRESERVER. THE FIRST ONES ARE MADE OF CORK
  • IN 1871, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION IS CHARTERED IN NEW YORK
 
  • IN 1875, WILLIAM BONWILL PATENTS THE DENTAL MALLET, PART OF HIS NEW PROCESS OF FILLING CAVITIES IN TEETH WITH GOLD
  • IN 1894, TURKISH TROOPS MASSACRE 6,000 ARMENIANS IN KURDISTAN
  • IN 1901, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT INVITES BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AND HIS FAMILY TO DINE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, PROMPTING CRITICISM FROM SOUTHERN STATES
  • IN 1907, OKLAHOMA BECOMES THE 46TH STATE OF THE U.S.
 
  • IN 1914, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FORMALLY OPENS THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
  • IN 1916, 1,000 PEOPLE DIE WHEN AN AMMUNITION FACTORY EXPLODES IN RUSSIA
  • IN 1920, QUEENSLAND AND NORTHERN TERRITORY AERIAL SERVICES LIMITED (QANTAS) BEGINS SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA
 
  • IN 1925, THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ATHEISM BEGINS MEETING IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ESTABLISHES DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE SOVIET LEADERS OF THE U.S.S.R.
  • IN 1936, GERMANY BEGINS AIR RAIDS OVER MADRID, SPAIN
  • IN 1938, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SYNTHESIZE A DRUG TO STIMULATE RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION WITHOUT AFFECTING A WOMAN’S UTERUS, ALBERT HOFFMAN AND ARTHUR STOLL ACCIDENTALLY INVENT LSD. THEY WOULD NOT REALIZE ITS PSYCHEDELIC PROPERTIES UNTIL ACCIDENTALLY INGESTING SOME FIVE YEARS LATER
 
  • IN 1939, AL CAPONE IS FREED FROM ALCATRAZ
  • IN 1940, THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBS HAMBURG, GERMANY IS RESPONSE TO THE LEVELING OF COVENTRY TWO DAYS EARLIER
  • IN 1945, THE FIRST JEWISH COLLEGE, YESHIVA COLLEGE, IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1945, THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) IS FOUNDED
 
  • IN 1947, 15,000 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE IN THE STREETS OF BELGIUM OVER PERCEIVED LIGHT SENTENCES BEING HANDED OUT IN NAZI TRIALS
  • IN 1950, DR. BOB SMITH, THE CO-FOUNDER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS DIES OF COLON CANCER AT 71
  • IN 1957, BILL RUSSELL GETS A RECORD 49 REBOUNDS IN A WIN OVER THE 76ERS
 
  • IN 1957, ED GEIN KILLS HIS FINAL VICTIM
  • IN 1959, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1960, CLARK GABLE DIES AT 59
 
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY COMMITS TO INCREASING MILITARY AID TO SOUTH VIETNAM WITHOUT SPECIFICALLY ADDING TROOPS
  • IN 1965, WALT DISNEY WORLD ADDS THE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE COMMUNITY OF TOMORROW (EPCOT CENTER)
  • IN 1966, THE TEMPTATIONS RELEASE THEIR “GREATEST HITS”
 
  • IN 1968, THE DERRY CITIZENS ACTION COMMITTEE MARCHES 15,000 PEOPLE THROUGH THE STREETS OF DERRY TO DEFY A BAN ON ORGANIZED MARCHES IN NORTHER IRELAND
  • IN 1968, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ALBUM “ELECTRIC LADYLAND” GOES TO #1
  • IN 1970, ELTON JOHN RECORDS A CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY WHICH EVENTUALLY IS RELEASED AS HIS 11-17-70 ALBUM
 
  • IN 1973, JOHN LENNON RELEASES “MIND GAMES”
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON AUTHORIZES CONSTRUCTION OF THE ALASKAN PIPELINE
  • IN 1974, JOHN LENNON GOES TO #1 WITH “WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT”
 
  • IN 1979, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS”
  • IN 1981, PRESIDENT REAGAN APPROVES A COVERT PLAN TO BLOCK NICARAGUAN AND EL SALVADORIAN AID FROM CUBA
  • IN 1981, 16 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH LUKE & LAURA MARRY ON “GENERAL HOSPITAL”
 
  • IN 1985, PRESIDENT REAGAN HEADS TO GENEVA TO MEET WITH MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
  • IN 1985, STARSHIP GOES TO #1 WITH “WE BUILT THIS CITY”
  • IN 1987, LISA BONET AND LENNY KRAVITZ  MARRY
  • IN 1988, PAKISTAN HOLDS ITS FIRST FREE ELECTIONS IN 11 YEARS AND ELECTS THEIR FIRST EVER FEMALE PRIME MINISTER, BENAZIR BHUTTO
 
  • IN 1988, ROBIN GIVENS SUES HER EX-HUSBAND MIKE TYSON FOR LIBEL FOR $125 MILLION
  • IN 1988, PRESIDENT AND NANCY REAGAN HOST MARGARET THATCHER FOR A STATE DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1989, “GYPSY” OPENS ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1993, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN SHUTS DOWN THE LENIN MUSEUM
  • IN 1993, JIM CARREY DIVORCES HIS FIRST WIFE MELISSA AFTER 6 YEARS
  • IN 1998, MONICA LEWINSKY SIGNS A BOOK DEAL FOR A TELL ALL ABOUT HER AFFAIR WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON
 
  • IN 1990, DR. DRE RELEASES “THE CHRONIC 2001”
  • IN 2000, PRESIDENT CLINTON IS THE FIRST SITTING U.S. PRESIDENT TO VISIT VIETNAM SINCE THE END OF THE VIETNAM WAR
  • IN 2004, MARIO RELEASES “LET ME LOVE YOU”
 
  • IN 2009, THE SECOND TWILIGHT MOVIE, “TWILIGHT: NEW MOON” OPENS
  • IN 2010, THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY OPENS
  • IN 2010, PRINCE WILLIAM ANNOUNCES HE IS ENGAGED TO KATE MIDDLETON
 
  • IN 2010, AVRIL LAVIGNE DIVORCES SUM41 SINGER DERYCK WHIBLEY AFTER 3 YEARS
  • IN 2012, “CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS” BECOMES THE BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH IN HISTORY WHEN IT GROSSES $500 MILLION IN ITS FIRST 24 HOURS
 
  • IN 2017, 19 COUNTRIES AGREE TO PHASE OUT COAL COMPLETELY AT THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SUMMIT IN GERMANY
  • IN 2017, AL FRANKEN IS ACCUSED OF GROPING AND KISSING A WOMAN WITHOUT CONSENT
  • IN 2017, SERENA WILLIAMS MARRIES REDDIT FOUNDER ALEXIS OHANIAN
 

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