On This Day in History for November 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

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1982 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1984 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
  • 1984 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • 1988 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1988 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

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1989 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1989 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.

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1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega

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1993 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1995 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

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1995 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 1996 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer"
  • 1997 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

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1998 Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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2000 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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2002 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

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2010 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

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2010 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2012 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
  • 2014 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election

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2015 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 2015 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

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