On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1922

Historical Events


TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Mehmed VI asks the British army for help

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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJosé Saramago

José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
1922 Highlights

About November 16, 1922

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 98 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio