About November 16

November 16, 2022 is the 320th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 67 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 16

  • 1776
    American Revolution: the United Provinces (Low Countries) recognize the independence of the United States.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
  • 1852
    The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
  • 1857
    Second relief of Lucknow – twenty-four Victoria Crosses are awarded, the most in a single day.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Campbell’s Station near Knoxville, Tennessee – Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
  • 1885
    Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason.
  • 1904
    English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
  • 1907
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1907
    Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, that is admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
  • 1914
    The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
  • 1938
    LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: in occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
  • 1940
    World War II: in response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1943
    World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1944
    Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched
  • 1945
    Cold War: Operation Paperclip – the United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
  • 1945
    UNESCO is founded.
  • 1965
    Venera 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.
  • 1973
    Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
  • 1979
    The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.

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