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Notable Historical Events for November 16th

1995Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

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

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

1988Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

13General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

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

1864Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

1939Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

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

1966Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

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Notable Birthdays on November 16th

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

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

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

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

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

1922José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 16th

1996Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

1987Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

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

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

November 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 16th

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

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

November 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 16th

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

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

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

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

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