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November 16th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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November 16th History Highlights

  • Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean, 1805.
  • The National Rifle Association received its charter from New York State, in 1871.
  • 1914 - The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States opened.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945.
  • 1990's Pop Music Scandal: Group Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on their Girl You Know It's True album.

November 16th is...

Have a Party With Your Bear Day
International Day For Tolerance
National Button Day
National Fast Food Day
National Indiana Day

November 16th Quotes

We must face problems which do not lend themselves to easy or quick or permanent solutions. And we must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient, that we are only six percent of the world's population, that we cannot impose our will upon the other ninety-four percent of mankind, that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity, and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.
- John F. Kennedy, 1961 speech

KIRBY: A man can't give up his business.
GRANDPA: Why not? You've got all the money you need. You can't take it with you.
- George S. Kaufman, You Can't Take it With You

Like the seasons of the year, life changes frequently and drastically. You enjoy it or endure it as it comes and goes, as it ebbs and flows.
- Burgess Meredith

I find more of an authenticity in people who are a little strange - so I really like characters who are just the tiniest bit weird. I find enormous comfort in that - someone who's kind of normal just doesn't feel as true.
- Missi Pyle

November 16th Birthdays

1873 - W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (Saint Louis Blues, died in 1958)
1889 - George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (died in 1961)
1907 - Burgess Meredith, American actor, singer, director, producer and screenwriter (died in 1997)
1964 - Dwight Gooden, American baseball player
1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian Singer/Songwriter and pianist
1967 - Lisa Bonet, American actress and director
1970 - Martha Plimpton, American actress
1972 - Missi Pyle, American actress and singer
1977 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress and singer
1984 - Gemma Atkinson, English model and actress
1993 - Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor

November 16th History

November 16, 4000 BC (fiction) The Devil began doing bad things on Earth, Bedazzled, Film

1620 - The first corn (maize) was found in North America by British settlers, including Myles Standish and William Bradford, in Provincetown, Massachsettes.

1676 - First colonial prison was organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. William Bunker was the first warden.

1801 - First edition of New York Evening Post was published. It is the US' oldest continuously published daily newspaper.

1822 - Missouri trader William Becknell arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.

1841 - The first patent (#2,359) for a US life preserver of cork was issued to Napoleon E. Guerin of New York City for his "Improvement in Buoyant Dresses or Life-Preservers."

1855 - David Livingstone became the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1910 - The first American driver to exceed the speed of 'a mile a minute' (60 mph) was of A.C. Bostwick on the Ocean Parkway Racetrack in Brooklyn, New York.

1907 - Oklahoma became the United States' 46th state.

1914 - The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened.

1938 - LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) was first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1940 - New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky set his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison. He planted at least 33 over his career. He had gotten injured while working for Con Ed.

1945 - Two new elements were announced in Chicago: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96).

1945 - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded.

1959 - #1 Hit November 16, 1959 - December 13, 1959: The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue

1959 - Broadway Show - The Sound of Music (Musical) November 16, 1959 at the Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

1963 - #1 Hit November 16, 1963 - November 22, 1963: Nino Tempo and April Stevens - Deep Purple

1965 - Venera 3 launched, and was the first to land on another planet (it crashed into Venus).

1965 - Walt Disney launched Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

1973 - President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

1974 - #1 Hit November 16, 1974 - November 22, 1974: John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru the Night

1981 - Luke and Laura's wedding for ABC soap opera General Hospital was one of the most watched weddings in American television history.

1985 - #1 Hit November 16, 1985 - November 29, 1985: Starship - We Built This City

1992 - The Hoxne Hoard, the largest hoard of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain, was discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.

2006 - Great Firewall of China began, giving the Chinese government much control over what could be seen online by its citizens.

2006 - Broadway Show - Mary Poppins (Musical) November 16, 2006

2012 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 grossed $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time (so far).

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

When leaving a important voicemail give your name and number at the beginning and end of the message. They then won't have to go through the whole voicemail to get your number again. They'll appreciate you saving them time.

The Capital of Djibouti is Djibouti

TV Quotes... "Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert) on "Siskel & Ebert"

Tina Fey - Real Name: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

Everything the human race has learned about the universe is heavily dependent on the limitations of our ability to perceive our surroundings. We could be 100% wrong about everything but simply not be intelligent enough to realize it. #truedat

Anne Bancroft - Real Name: Anna Maria Italiano

The Diary of Merer is the oldest papyri ever discovered. It details the daily life of workers who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Salmon have small particles of iron in their brain, which act like the magnetic needle in a compass to help them navigate to the place where they were spawned. The process is called magnetoception.

"You are the weakest link. goodbye." #TVCatchphrase

A Movie Called Zyzzyx Road starring Katherine Heigle made a total of $30.00 on it's grand opening weekend, $10.00 of which was refunded. Making it the lowest grossing movie of all time.

The Capital of Denmark is Copenhagen

"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." - George M. Cohan (James Cagney) in Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942

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