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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  November 16

1849 : World famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death for being a member of an underground organization.

1868 : Scientists Lacier and Nansen discovered helium by studying a total solar eclipse. It is named after the Greek sun-god Helios.

1893 : Dr. Annie Besant arriveed in India.

1907 : Oklahoma became the 46th state of the United States.

1914 : US Federal Reserve opened.

1915 : Vishnu Ganesh Pingale, accused in the Lahore conspiracy, and seven others, including Bagi Kartar Singh, were hanged.

1938 : Albert Hofmann’s invention of the lysergic acid diethylamide drug came into existence.

1945 : UNESCO was established.

1988 : Benazir Bhutto became Pakistan’s prime minister.

1997 : Swaraj Paul, a non-resident Indian entrepreneur, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Bradford University, UK.

2013 : After a long career of 24 years, the great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket and within a few hours, he was declared the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. He got this honor at the youngest age (40).


Famous Birthdays   – November 16  

42 BC: Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.

1846: Akbar Allahabadi, an Indian Urdu.

1896: Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, a British politician.

1897: Choudhry Rahmat Ali, a Pakistani nationalist.

1909: Hāfiz Mirza Nasir Ahmad, the third caliph, head of the Ahmadiyya Community.

1904: Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first president.

1927: Shriram Lagoo, an Indian film, and theatre actor.

1930: Mihir Sen, an Indian long-distance swimmer, and businessman.

1936: Ramoji Rao, an Indian film producer, and media entrepreneur. 

1942: Sam Pitroda, an Indian telecom engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. 

1946: Terence McKenna, an American ethnobotanist.

1963: Meenakshi Seshadri, an Indian actress, model, and dancer.

1973: Pullela Gopichand, a former Indian badminton player.


Death Anniversaries   – November 16

1240: Ibn Arabi, an Arab Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic, poet, and philosopher.

1797: Frederick William II, King of Prussia.

1915: Vishnu Ganesh Pingale, accused in the Lahore conspiracy, and seven others, including Bagi Kartar Singh, were hanged.

1947: Giuseppe Volpi, Italian businessman, and politician. He was the founder of the Venice Film Festival.

1950: Dr. Bob Smith, an American physician, and one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.

1960: Clark Gable, American actor.

1967: Roshanlal Nagrath alias Roshan, Indian musician.

1973: Alan Wilson Watts, a British writer, and speaker.

2006: Milton Friedman, an American economist. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.


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