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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

1988Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

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

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

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

1532Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

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

1970Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

1933Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1922José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

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

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Notable Weddings on November 16th

1987Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

1996Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

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

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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

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Notable Deaths on November 16th

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

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

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

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

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