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Notable Historical Events for November 16th

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

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

1976Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1993Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1957US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

1983Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

1957Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 16th

1907Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)

1717Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1930Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), (d. 2013)

1890Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d.1956)

1977Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

1963Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Texas, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1922José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

1961Frank Bruno, Hammersmith, British boxer (European champ)

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Notable Weddings on November 16th

1754British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

1933Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

1996Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

1987Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

November 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 16th

2010Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

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

November 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 16th

1960Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

1885Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

2006Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

1966Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

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