- 534 A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
- 1532 Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
- 1776 British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
- 1945 Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
- 1948 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
- 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
On November 16, 1824