On This Day

On This Day in History for November 16

Events in History

  • 13 General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
  • 534 Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published
  • 1491 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.
  • 1519 City of Havana moved to its current location to avoid mosquito infestations
  • 1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes
  • 1572 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands
  • 1581 Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacks his son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich, with a scepter after an argument leading to the latter's death three days later
  • 1632 Battle of Lützen: Significant battle of Thirty Years' War - Swedish and Saxon forces defeat the Holy Roman Empire, at cost of the death of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus
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Weddings in History

  • 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

Divorces in History

  • 1973 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

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