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Fun and historical facts for November 16th

Jim Clerkin
November 16, 2017 - 8:55 am
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NOVEMBER 16TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY
  • TODAY IS THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT
  • TODAY IS INDIANA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BUTTON DAY

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BURGESS MEREDITH (1907-1997)
  • LISA BONET (1967, 50)
  • BRYAN ADAMS (1969, 48)
  • MARTHA PLIMPTON (1970, 47)
  • MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL (1977, 40)
  • AMARE STOUDEMIRE (1982, 35)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 13, TIBERIUS PARADES THROUGH ROME AFTER HIS TRIUMPH OVER GERMANY
  • IN 1676, THE FIRST PRISON IN THE US COLONIES OPENS ON NANTUCKET
  • IN 1776, THE BRITISH CAPTURE FORT WASHINGTON DURING THE REVOLUTION
  • IN 1793, 90 CATHOLIC PRIESTS BELIEVED TO BE ROYAL SYMPATHIZERS ARE DROWNED IN THE LOIRE RIVER, RESCUED AND DROWNED AGAIN IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
  • IN 1801, THE NEW YORK EVENING POST PRINTS ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1824, FIFTH AVENUE OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN MANHATTAN
  • IN 1841, THE FIRST LIFE PRESERVERS ARE PATENTED. THEY ARE MADE OF CORK
  • IN 1894, 6,000 ARE KILLED IN THE ARMENIAN MASSACRE IN TURKEY / KURDISTAN
  • IN 1907, OKLAHOMA BECOMES THE 46TH US STATE
  • IN 1914, THE FEDERAL RESERVE OPENS FOR BUSINESS
  • IN 1920, AUSTRALIA’S QANTAS AIRLINES BEGINS BUSINESS
  • IN 1938, DR. ALBERT HOFMANN CREATES LSD IN A SWISS LAB
  • IN 1939, AL CAPONE IS FREED FROM ALCATRAZ
  • IN 1945, YESHIVA COLLEGE IS THE FIRST JEWISH UNIVERSITY IN THE US
  • IN 1945, BILLY WILDER’S “THE LOST WEEKEND” OPENS
  • IN 1957, BILL RUSSELL SETS A RECORD WITH 49 REBOUNDS IN ONE GAME
  • IN 1957, SERIAL KILLER ED GEIN KILLS HIS LAST VICTIM
  • IN 1959, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1960, CLARK GABLE DIES AT 59
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY INCREASES MILITARY AID TO SOUTH VIETNAM
  • IN 1965, WALT DISNEY OPENS EPCOT CENTER
  • IN 1966, THE TEMPTATIONS RELEASE A GREATEST HITS ALBUM
  • IN 1969, NIXON BECOMES THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT TO ATTEND AN NFL GAME
  • IN 1970, ELTON JOHN RECORDS A CONCERT, LATER RELEASED AS LIVE ALBUM 11-17-70
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON AUTHORIZES THE ALASKA PIPELINE
  • IN 1974, ABBA BEGINS THEIR FIRST TOUR OUTSIDE OF SWEDEN
  • IN 1979, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS”
  • IN 1981, 16 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH LUKE AND LAURA MARRY ON GENERAL HOSPITAL
  • IN 1982, THE NFL REACHES AN AGREEMENT TO END A 57 DAY FOOTBALL STRIKE
  • IN 1985, PRESIDENTS REAGAN AND GORBACHEV ARRIVE IN GENEVA FOR A SUMMIT
  • IN 1988, ROBIN GIVENS SUES EX-HUSBAND MIKE TYSON FOR $125 MILLION FOR LIBEL
  • IN 1988, PRESIDENT REAGAN HOSTS MARGARET THATCHER FOR A STATE DINNER
  • IN 1995, ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO ANNOUNCES SHE HAS PARKINSON’S DISEASE
  • IN 1998, MONICA LEWINSKY SIGNS A BOOK DEAL TO TELL HER STORY
  • IN 2000, BILL CLINTON BECOMES THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO VISIT VIETNAM POST WAR
  • IN 2006, AMERICAN ECONOMIST MILTON FRIEDMAN DIES AT 94
  • IN 2009, THE SECOND TWILIGHT MOVIE “NEW MOON” IS RELEASED
  • IN 2010, PRINCE WILLIAM ANNOUNCES HE IS ENGAGED TO KATE MIDDLETON
  • IN 2012, “CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2” GROSSES $500 MILLION IN ITS FIRST DAY OF RELEASE, THE ALL TIME BIGGEST FIRST DAY FOR ANY ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT EVER

 

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