On This Day for 16th November

Historical Events

  • 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

Did You Know?

NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business

On November 16th, 1824

Famous Weddings

  • 1683 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia
  • 1754 British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London
  • 1933 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila
  • 1981 Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)
  • 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Famous Divorces

  • 1973 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage
  • 1993 James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa
  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 2011 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage