16 November In History - What Happened On This Day

According to Gregory calendar, on November 16, the day number in a year is 320 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 321. November 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 16 November in the World ⚡

1272While en route to Sicily during the Ninth Crusade, Edward Ibecame King of England, upon the death of his father Henry III, but didnot return to England for nearly two years.
1491Several Jews and conversos were executed in Toledo, Spain, forthe alleged ritual murder of an infant, who was later revered as theHoly Child of La Guardia.
1524Portuguese famous sailor Vasco de Gama died. Vasco de Gama had succeeded in reaching India by circling the continent of Africa.
1532Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire-Spanish ConquistadorFrancisco Pizarro orchestrated a surprise attack in Cajamarca, Peru,capturing Sapa Inca Atahualpa.
1632Maharaja Adelf of Sweden was killed.
1700The Emperor of Brandenburg was made king of Persia.
1720The pirate "Caligo Jack " Rackham is brought to trial in Spanish Town in Jamaica; Two days later he was hanged at Port Royal.
1763English journalist John Wilkes was injured in a duel battle.
1771The West Indian Company and Amsterdam divided Suriname.
1776American Revolutionary War-British and Hessian units captured Fort Washington from the Patriots.
1797The Prussian heir apparent, Frederick William, became King of Prussia as Frederick William III.
1801First edition of the New York Earring Post printed.
1846Akbar Allahabad, a famous Urdu poet, was born in Bara near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district.
1856The Amsterdam Post Office was established in Neuvezies Vaurbergwal.
1872The London Metropolitan Police began the strike.
1885After a five-day trial following the North-West Rebellion,Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and 'Father ofManitoba', was executed by hanging for high treason.
1907Oklahoma was recognized as the 46th state in the United States.
1908General Motors Corporation was established.
1912Kaiser Wilhelm-II inaugurated the Bober River Dam in the city of Silesia.
1920Qantas, Australia's national airline, was founded as Queenslandand Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.
1925The Red Kimono and Stage Struck were screened.
1934According to a revelation by Great Britain a proposition was made to supply Japan with Theoretical naval equality. However, Americans and British were trying to persuade Japan to build ships less than permitted by them.
1938Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann first synthesized the psychedelicdrug LSD at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
1938Albert Hofmann's invention was the licoriceic acid diethylamide drug.
1944Operation Queen commenced in Düren, Germany, with one of theheaviest Allied tactical bombing attacks of the Second World War.
1945The United Nations Educational, Scientific and CulturalOrganization (UNESCO) was founded.
1945The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization i.e. UNESCO was decided.
1946American scientists succeeded in making artificial rain for the first time in the world by leaving elements of carbonic gas in the atmosphere.
19471,930 people were killed by cyclone Kathleen in Saitama, Tokyo.
1959The Sound of Music, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein basedon The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, opened on Broadway at theLunt-Fontanne Theatre.
1965The Soviet Union successfully launched the Venera 3 space probe from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, which made a landing on the surface of the planet Venus making it the first spacecraft to do so.
1973U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska PipelineAuthorization Act, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipelineto transport oil from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska.
1975The third COD war started between the United Kingdom and Iceland.
1979The first line of Bucharest Metro the M1Line, opened from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
1988Benazir Bhutto was elected the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan. The election was held in Pakistan after nearly a decade.
1989Eight employees of Universidad Centroamericana 'José SimeónCañas' in San Salvador, including six Catholic priests, were murderedby a Salvadoran Army 'death squad'.
1992In Suffolk, England, an amateur metal detectorist found thelargest hoard of Roman gold, silver and bronze coins from the latefourth and early fifth centuries ever discovered within the former RomanEmpire.
1992Eric Lowes discovered the greatest treasure of gold-silver coins of the fourth-fifth century \ 'Hoxen hoard \'.
1996Mother Teresa received honorary US citizenship
1997Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng was released for 'medicalreasons' after spending 17½ of the previous 18 years in prison, and wasdeported to the United States.
2002The first case of the respiratory disease Severe AcuteRespiratory Syndrome (SARS) was recorded in Guangdong, China.
2005The first suspected case of avian flu in humans has been confirmed by the Health Ministry of the People’s Republic of China in Hunan.
2006After being banned for an entire year, the website of Wikipedia has been unblocked by the Chinese government.
2007The Nepali Supreme Court discards an appeal for conducting a Constituent Assembly election on November 22 claiming that the prescribed date is more of a moral concern rather than a legal one.
2007The plane crashed in Thailand killing 89 people.
2008Indonesia has been hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake leading to the death of two.
2009The late announcement of a second nuclear site by Iran has been of great concern to the IAEA.
2010The collapse of an apartment building in the Indian capital New Delhi has reportedly led to the death of 66 people. However the search for victims continues.
2011Government of Thailand is contemplating constructing a waterway that will link existing natural canals into a 200-km long "super-canal" that would hold 1.6B cubic meters of water and increase the draining of run-off to avert flooding.
2012An oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana injured 4 people while two people are reported missing.
2013A gunman shot and killed 12 people in a naval camp in Washington.

Important Historical Events of 16 November in India ⚡

1524Portuguese famous sailor Vasco de Gama died. Vasco de Gama had succeeded in reaching India by circling the continent of Africa.
1771The West Indian Company and Amsterdam divided Suriname.
2010The collapse of an apartment building in the Indian capital New Delhi has reportedly led to the death of 66 people. However the search for victims continues.

National and International Days of 16 November 🏁

Observation DayObservation Level
International Tolerance DayInternational

Famous Birthdays of 16 November 😀

Birth YearDeath YearName/Category/Country
19301997Mihir Sen / Swimmer / India
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