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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mario Monti is sworn in as Italian prime minister and temporary finance minister, with the task of implementing austerity measures to prevent the euro area's third-biggest economy from collapsing as a result of the debt crisis. //www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-16/monti-sworn-in-as-italian-prime-minister-before-confidence-votes.html ("Business Week") //www.cnn.com/2011/11/16/world/europe/italy-government/index.html?hpt=wo_c2 (CNN)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

An anti-tank mine explodes under a truck in Battambang province of Cambodia, killing all 14 people aboard. //www.zeenews.com/news668615.html (Zee)

Monday, November 16, 2009

NASA launches Space Shuttle "Atlantis" on STS-129 at 1928 UTC (2:28pm EST), bringing supplies and the first two ExPRESS Logistics Carriers to the International Space Station. //www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html (NASA)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Indonesia, kills two a tsunami warning is issued, but later lifted. //www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/16/indonesia.earthquake/ (CNN)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Approximately 10,000 people are believed to have died after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh.
The death toll from Cyclone Sidr increases to 242 as the storm weakens and passes through the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7097678.stm (BBC)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

At least eight people die as a tornado hits Riegelwood, North Carolina as thunderstorms move through the southern United States. One other person died in the larger tornado outbreak. //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061117/ap_on_re_us/southern_storms (AP via Yahoo! News//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/16/national/main2188300.shtml (CBS News)

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: In Israel, four former heads of Shin Bet say Israel is heading for disaster unless Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's right-wing government changes its policies with regard to the Palestinians and begins negotiations. //news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStoryc=StoryFTcid=1066565898161p=1012571727102 Ministers accuse the former security heads of creating a controversy for political reasons. //fr.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFullcid=1068880715304p=1008596981749

Saturday, November 16, 2002

A Caign against Climate Change march takes place in London from Lincoln's Inn Fields, past Esso offices to the United States Embassy.

Friday, November 16, 2001

The first Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", is released, grossing US , becoming the second highest grossing film around the world of all time, behind "Titanic".

Thursday, November 16, 2000

Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting US President to visit Vietnam.
A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Vietnam.

Saturday, November 16, 1996

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization, as "Angola".
"STS-80": Space Shuttle Columbia conducts the longest mission of the Space Shuttle program.
An ice storm strikes the U.S., killing 26 directly, hundreds more from accidents. A powerful windstorm blasts Florida winds gust to 90 mph.
Emil Constantinescu is elected president of Romania.
Frederick Chiluba is reelected president of Zambia.
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization (CTBTO) established.
A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
A bomb explosion in Kaspiysk, Russia, kills 32 people.
Mother Teresa receives honorary U.S. citizenship.
Martin Bryant is sentenced to 35 consecutive sentences of life imprisonment plus 1035 years without parole for murdering 35 people in a shooting spree in Tasmania earlier this year.
World-renowned bird expert Tony Silva is sentenced to 7 years in prison without parole, for leading an illegal parrot smuggling ring.
The APEC Summit opens in the Philippines.
Demonstrators in Zagreb demand the survival of Radio 101.
The U.S. stock market, especially the Dow Jones Industrial Average, gains at an incredibly fast pace following the 1996 Presidential election. It gains 10 days in a row during the month.

Thursday, November 16, 1995

Egypt, Eilat, Israel, and much of the North African Mediterranean is struck by the strongest earthquake (7.2 mathM_\mathrm{w}/math) along the Dead Sea Transform in a century 8 are killed.
Six-year-old Elisa Izquierdo's child abuse-related death at the hands of her mother makes headlines, and instigates major reform in New York City's child welfare system.
The first ever full length computer animated feature film Toy Story was released by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.
A United Nations tribunal charges Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladic with genocide during the Bosnian War.
Rosemary West is sentenced to life for killing 10 women and girls, including her daughter and stepdaughter, after the jury returns a guilty verdict at Winchester Crown Court. The trial judge recommends that she should never be released from prison, making her only the second woman in British legal history to be subjected to a whole life tariff (the other is Myra Hindley).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 40.46 to close at 5,023.55, its first close above 5,000. This makes 1995 the first year where the Dow surpasses 2 millennium marks in a single year.
U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the National Highway Designation Act, which ends the federal speed limit.
The Barcelona Treaty is signed by 27 attending nations.

Wednesday, November 16, 1994

A Federal judge issues a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the State of California from implementing Proposition 187, that would have denied most public services to illegal aliens.

Monday, November 16, 1987

Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization signed.

Wednesday, November 16, 1983

A jury in Gretna, Louisiana acquits Ginny Foat of the murder of Argentine businessman Moses Chaiyo.

Monday, November 16, 1981

Luke and Laura marry on the U.S. soap opera "General Hospital" it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.

Friday, November 16, 1979

Bucharest Metro Line One is opened, in Bucharest, Romania (from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea stations, 8.63 km).

Sunday, November 16, 1975

Former California Governor Ronald Reagan enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Gerald Ford.
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies in Madrid, effectively marking the end of the dictatorship established following the Spanish Civil War and the beginning of Spain's transition to democracy.
Beginning of the Third Cod War between UK and Iceland, which lasts until June 1976.

Saturday, November 16, 1974

The Arecibo radio telescope sends an interstellar radio message towards the M13 Great Globular Cluster. The message will reach its destination around the year 27,000.

Thursday, November 16, 1972

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization adopts the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage//whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=182

Monday, November 16, 1970

U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for US$155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government (US$85 million is for military assistance to prevent the overthrow of the government of Premier Lon Nol by the Khmer Rouge and North Vietnam).
Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
The United Nations Security Council demands that no government recognize Rhodesia.
Luna program: The Soviet Union lands "Lunokhod 1" on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world, and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar flies for the first time.

Wednesday, November 16, 1966

U.S. doctor Sam Sheppard is acquitted in his second trial for the murder of his pregnant wife in 1954.
The U.N. General Assembly decides to found the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
A spectacular Leonid meteor shower passes over Arizona, at the rate of 2,300 a minute for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 16, 1965

Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the "Venera 3" space probe from Baikonur, Kazakhstan toward Venus (on March 1, 1966 it became the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet).

Saturday, November 16, 1963

The first push-button telephone is made available to ATT customers.
John Kilbride, 12, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in Great Britain.
The Dartford Tunnel opens in the U.K.
The Beatles' second U.K. album, "With The Beatles", is released
Vietnam War: New U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam militarily and economically.
The Golden Age Nursing Home fire kills 63 elderly people near Fitchville, Ohio.
The first episode of the BBC television series "Doctor Who" is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, United States President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded, and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson becomes the 36th President. All television coverage for the next four days is devoted to the assassination, its aftermath, the procession of the horsedrawn casket to the Capitol Rotunda, and the funeral of President Kennedy. Stores and businesses shut down for the entire weekend and Monday, in tribute.
John F. Kennedy assassination:Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy, is shot dead by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas on live national television. Later that night, a hastily arranged program, "A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts", featuring actors, opera singers, and noted writers, all performing dramatic readings and/or music, is telecast on ABC-TV.
A newspaper strike begins in Toledo, Ohio.

Thursday, November 16, 1939

Al Capone is released from Alcatraz.

Tuesday, November 16, 1920

Queensland and Northern Territory Aviation Services ("Qantas") is founded by Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinniss.

Sunday, November 16, 1919

After Entente pressure Romanian forces withdraw from Budapest and let Admiral Horthy to march in.
The Treaty of Versailles fails a critical ratification vote in the United States Senate. It will never be ratified by the US.
The Treaty of Neuilly is signed between the Allies and Bulgaria.
The confirmation is announced of Einstein\\\\'sgeneral relativity theory, tested by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin during a total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 //www.firstscience.com/site/articles/coles.asp FirstScience.
The confirmation is announced of Einstein's general relativity theory, tested by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin during a total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 //www.firstscience.com/site/articles/coles.asp FirstScience.

Monday, November 16, 1885

Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis, is executed for high treason.

Thursday, November 16, 1882

The Royal Navy's HMS ''Flirt" destroys Abari village in Niger.

Tuesday, November 16, 1875

Battle of Gundat: Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes defeats another Egyptian army.

Wednesday, November 16, 1870

The SpanishCortes Generales proclaims Amadeo de Saboya as King Amadeus I of Spain.

Monday, November 16, 1863

American Civil War ndash Battle of Cbell's Station: Near Knoxville, Tennessee, Confederate troops led by General James Longstreet unsuccessfully attack Union forces under General Ambrose Burnside.
American Civil War ndash Battle of Cbell\'s Station: Near Knoxville, Tennessee, Confederate troops led by General James Longstreet unsuccessfully attack Union forces under General Ambrose Burnside.

Tuesday, November 16, 1858

The 2,400,000th day of the Epoch of the Modified Julian Day is reached.

Friday, November 16, 1849

The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates the North Carolina Railroad to complete a rail line from Goldsboro through Raleigh and Salisbury to Charlotte.//www.historync.org/railroads.htm CommunicationSolutions/ISI, Railroads — prior to the Civil War, "North Carolina Business History", 2006, accessed 1 Feb 2010
A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group, but his execution is cancelled at the last minute.

Monday, November 16, 1835

Comet Halley reaches perihelion, its closest approach to the sun.

Friday, November 16, 1821

Monday, November 16, 1818

The Saint Louis Academy, which later becomes Saint Louis University, is founded by Reverend Louis William Valentine Dubourg.

Saturday, November 16, 1805

Napoleonic Wars ndash Battle of Schöngrabern: ndash Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.

Monday, November 16, 1801

Joseph-Marie Jacquard develops a loom where the pattern being woven is controlled by punched cards.
Aachen is officially annexed by France.
The first edition of "New-York Evening Post" is printed.
The first census is held in France.
Ultraviolet radiation is discovered by Johann Wilhelm Ritter.
Philippe Pinel publishes "Traité médico-philosophique sur l'aliénation mentale ou la manie", presenting his enlightened humane psychological approach to the management of psychiatric hospitals. Translated into English by D. D. Davis as "Treatise on Insanity" in 1806, it is influential on both sides of the Atlantic during the nineteenth century.
The magnum opus "Disquisitiones Arithmeticae" of Carl Friedrich Gauss is published.

Saturday, November 16, 1776

American Revolution: Hessian mercenaries under Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausencapture Fort Washington from the American Continentals. The captain of the American navy ship USS Andrea Doria fired a salute to the Dutch flag on Fort Oranje and Johannes de Graaff decided to answer the salute with eleven gun shots.Hank Rice, Footnotes in History, The First Salute. Sons of the American Revolution, June, 2000

Saturday, November 16, 1771

During the night the River Tyne, England, floods, destroying many bridges and killing several people the replacement main bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne will not be completed until 1781.

Friday, November 16, 1764

The Royal Colony of North Carolina establishes a new county from the eastern portion of Granville County and names it Bute County for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, who had recently resigned his post as Prime Minister of Great Britain. In 1779 the State of North Carolina abolishes the county when it forms Warren County from the northern portion and Franklin County from the southern portion.
Chief Pontiac surrenders to the British.
The French government withdraws the wartime taxes.
Immanuel Kant - "Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Schönen und Erhabenen)"
Horace Walpole - "The Castle of Otranto" a story, translated by William Marshal, Gent., from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, the first Gothic novel

Saturday, November 16, 1720

Emperor Kangxi announces that all western businessmen can only trade in Guangzhou.
"Il teatro alla moda", a satirical phlet by Benedetto Marcello, is published anonymously in Venice.
Pirate Jack Rackham is brought to trial at St. Jago de la Vega in Jamaica.
The Tuscarora flee North Carolina as a result of European colonization.
The first yacht club in the world, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, is founded.
The "Academia Real da Historia" is founded in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Town on Queen Anne's Creek, North Carolina is renamed Edenton in honor of North Carolina Governor Charles Eden. It is later incorporated in 1722.

Sunday, November 16, 1698

The Whigs sponsor Captain Kidd of New York as a privateer against French shipping.
Bucharest becomes the capital of Wallachia (now part of Romania).
Since the establishment of its presidencies in 1689, the British East India Company has been under constant pressure from traders who are not members of the company and are not licensed by the Crown to trade. Under a parliamentary ruling in favour of free trade, these private newcomers are able to set up a new company, called the New Company or English Company.
A congress begins in Sremski Karlovci to discuss a treaty between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League.
In Africa, Mombasa and Zanzibar are captured by Oman.
John Churchill, Earl of Marlborough is reinstated in the English army after a period in disgrace.
Humphrey Hody is appointed regius professor of Greek at Oxford.

Tuesday, November 16, 1677

The Second London Baptist Confession is written (published in 1689).
Gottfried Leibniz gave a complete solution to the tangent problem.
The population of Paris first exceeds 500,000.
The John Roan School is established.
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observes spermatozoa under the microscope.
Jules Hardouin-Mansart begins "la place Vendôme" in Paris (completed in 1698).
French troops occupy Freiburg.
Ice cream becomes popular in Paris.
Elias Ashmole gifts the collection that begins the Ashmolean Museum to Oxford University.
Charles II of England makes Henry Purcell court musician.
Francis Aungier is made the first Earl of Longford.

Monday, November 16, 1676

A prison is founded on Nantucket Island in the English colony of Massachusetts.
December ndash Ole Rømer makes the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light.

Saturday, November 16, 1619

Wednesday, November 16, 1616

Roman Catholic Archbishop of the See of Spalato and Primate of Dalmatia, Marco Antonio de Dominis, having run afoul of Pope Paul V over secular matters relating to Venice, submits to King James I of England and later becomes Dean of Windsor.

Sunday, November 16, 1614

Wednesday, November 6, 1532 (Julianian calendar)

Francisco Pizarro and his men capture IncaAtahualpa at Cajamarca, ambushing and slaughtering a large number of his followers without loss to themselves. He subsequently offers a ransom of approx. $100 million in gold.
Henry VIII of England grants the Thorne brothers a Royal Charter to found Bristol Grammar School.
"The Prince" is published five years after death of the author Niccolò Machiavelli.
"Pantagruel" is published by François Rabelais.
The Paris Parlement has the city's beggars arrested 'to force them to work in the sewers, chained together in pairs'.
Stamford School founded by William Radcliffe.

Friday, November 6, 1500 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Go-Kashiwabara accedes to the throne of Japan.

Monday, November 7, 1491 (Julianian calendar)

An "auto-da-fé" held in Brasero de la Dehesa (outside Ávila) concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

Wednesday, November 7, 1414 (Julianian calendar)

Sayyid dynasty starts to rule Delhi.
The Habsburg Duke Ernest the Iron (13771424) is the last duke to be enthroned according to the ancient Karantanian ritual of installing dukes on the Duke's Stone.
The Council of Constance begins.
The Tibetan lama Je Tsongkhapa of the Gelug Buddhist sect declined the offer of the Yongle Emperor of China to appear in the capital at Nanjing, although he sent his disciple Chosrje Shākya Yeshes, who was given the title State Teacher. The later Xuande Emperor granted Yeshes the title of a king upon a return visit to China, only he traveled to the new capital at Beijing.
Alien priory cells are suppressed.

Tuesday, November 8, 1384 (Julianian calendar)

Zain Al-Abidin succeeds his father, Shah Shuja, as ruler of the Muzaffarids in central Persia.
The Nasrid princes of Granada replace Abu al-Abbas with Abu Faris Musa ibn Faris as ruler of the Marinid dynasty in present day Morocco.
Qara Muhammad succeeds Bairam Khawaja as ruler of the Turkomans of the Black Sheep Empire in present day Armenia and northern Iraq.
Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland following the death of her father, King Louis, in 1382.
Timur conquers northern territories of the Jalayirid Empire in western Persia.
The Hongwu Emperor of China reinstates the civil service examination system for drafting officials after suspending the examination system since 1373 in favor of a recommendation system to office.
Shortly before his death, John Wycliffe sends out tracts against Pope Urban VI, who had not turned out to be the reformist Wycliffe had hoped.

Wednesday, November 12, 766 (Julianian calendar)

Nicetas is appointed Patriarch of Constantinople.

Wednesday, November 13, 636 (Julianian calendar)

The Xumi Pagoda of Zhengding, China, is built during the reign of Emperor Taizong of Tang.
The historical texts of the "Book of Northern Qi", "Book of Chen", and "Book of Sui" are compiled in China during the Tang Dynasty.
The city of Basra, Iraq, is founded on a canal by Caliph Umar.
November 19 ndash Battle of al-Qādisiyyah: Muslim Arab victory against the army of the Sassanid Empire.

Tuesday, November 14, 534 (Julianian calendar)

A second and final revision of the "Codex Justinianus" is published.
Cynric becomes king of Wessex (this according to the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle").
The Frankish kings Childebert I and Chlothar I overthrow Godomar, king of the Burgundians, and end the Kingdom of Burgundy.
Toledo becomes the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom that cotrols the Iberian Peninsula. King Theudis expands Visigoth rule in the southern regions (Hispania Baetica).

Sunday, November 15, 498 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Anastasius II dies after a 2-year reign in which he has tried to conciliate followers of Acacius, late patriarch of Constantinople, who was excommunicated by Felix III. Anastasius is succeeded by Symmachus as the 51st pope, in the official papal selection in the Lateran Palace (Rome).

Thursday, November 15, 367 (Julianian calendar)

Antipope Ursicinus is banished by the "praefecti" to Gaul.
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