On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1908

Historical Events

  • Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera

Famous Birthdays

  • Sœur Emmanuelle, Belgian-French religious sister, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), dies at 78
1908 Highlights

About November 16, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio