16 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Emperor Tiberius, 42 BC
  • John Bright, 1811
  • W. C. Handy, 1873
  • George S. Kaufman, 1889
  • Paul Hindemith, 1895
  • Fibber McGee (Jim Jordan), 1896
  • Sir Oswald Mosley, 1896
  • Burgess Meredith, 1908
  • Gene Littler, 1920
  • Dwight Gooden, 1964
  • Lisa Bonet, 1966

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Hugh of Lincoln, 1200
  • King Henry III, 1272
  • King Gustavus Adolphus Sweden, 1632
  • Clark Gable, 1960
  • Sam Rayburn, 1961
  • Alan Watts, 1973
  • William Holden, 1981
  • Siobhan McKenna, 1986
  • Ralph Edwards, 2005
  • Milton Friedman, 2006
  • Edward Woodward, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1532 - Francisco Pizarro captures Inca chieftain Atahualpa in Caxamalca, Peru.
  • 1632 - Swedish (German Protestant) imperialists beat (Catholics under Count von Wallenstein) Battle Lutzen. 1665-London Gazette (originally The Oxford Gazette) first published.
  • 1750 - Westminster Bridge opens for traffic in London.
  • 1776 - British forces capture Fort Washington.
  • 1824 - Longest river in Australia - Murray River - discovered by Hamilton Hume.
  • 1855 - Missionary/explorer David Livingstone discovers, and names after his Queen, Victoria Falls.
  • 1864 - Gen. Sherman and 62,000 men leave burning Atlanta and march to the sea destroying Confederates.
  • 1869 - Formal opening of Suez Canal at Port Said.
  • 1907 - Oklahoma becomes 46th state admitted to Union.
  • 1908 - Arturo Toscanini makes U.S. debut conducting 'Aida' at Metropolitan Opera House.
  • 1918 - Hungary proclaimed an independent republic.
  • 1933 - US and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations as President Roosevelt telegrams Maxim Litvinov.
  • 1959 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music' starring Mary Martin opens in NY.
  • 1961 - Metropolitan Museum in NY buys Rembrandt's 'Aristotle Contemplating Bust of Homer' for $2.3M.
  • 2011 - Painting of Piccadilly Circus by L.S. Lowry reaps record £5.6 million at Christie's London.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Edmund of Abingdon
  • Gertrude of Helfta
  • Eucherius of Lyons
  • Margaret of Scotland (died today 1093)
  • Afan
  • Agnes of Assisi
  • Mechtildis of Hefta
  • Nikon Metanoeite

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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