On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1922

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

Turkish kalief, Sultan Mehmed VI asks 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

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)