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  • Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 16, 1936

    Edward VIII

    Edward invited Prime Minister Baldwin

    Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 16, 1936

    On 16 November 1936, Edward invited Prime Minister Baldwin to Buckingham Palace and expressed his desire to marry Simpson when she became free to remarry. Baldwin informed him that his subjects would deem the marriage morally unacceptable, largely because remarriage after divorce was opposed by the Church of England, and the people would not tolerate Simpson as queen.




  • Buna and Gona, Territory of Papua
    Monday Nov 16, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Buna–Gona

    Buna and Gona, Territory of Papua
    Monday Nov 16, 1942

    The Battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign, It ended the Kokoda Track campaign and lasted from 16 November 1942 until 22 January 1943. The battle was fought by Australian and United States forces against the Japanese beachheads at Buna, Sanananda and Gona. The resolve and tenacity of the Japanese in defense was unprecedented and had not previously been encountered. For the Allies, there were a number of valuable but costly lessons in the conduct of jungle warfare. Allied losses in the battle were at a rate higher than that experienced at Guadalcanal. For the first time, the American public was confronted with the images of dead American troops.




  • Biy-Myrza, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
    Sunday Nov 16, 1958

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Born

    Biy-Myrza, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
    Sunday Nov 16, 1958

    Jeenbekov was born in Biy-Myrza, Osh Region on November 16, 1958. His father, Sharif, was a collective farm manager while his mother was a housewife.




  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Princess Diana

    First met Charles

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent, when she was 16 in November 1977.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven's Second Blockbuster

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1977

    Spielberg and actor Richard Dreyfuss re-convened to work on a film about UFOs, which became Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).One of the rare films both written and directed by Spielberg, Close Encounters was a critical and box office hit, giving Spielberg his first Best Director nomination from the Academy as well as earning six other Academy Awards nominations. It won Oscars in two categories (Cinematography, Vilmos Zsigmond, and a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing, Frank E. Warner).This second blockbuster helped to secure Spielberg's rise.




  • Estonia
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1988

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Estonian laws would take precedence over of the Soviet Union's

    Estonia
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1988

    On November 16, 1988, the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopted a declaration of national sovereignty under which Estonian laws would take precedence over those of the Soviet Union.




  • Russia
    Thursday Nov 16, 1989

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Gorbachev as Executive President

    Russia
    Thursday Nov 16, 1989

    Gorbachev is elected to be the Executive President of the Soviet Union by the New Parliament.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Nov 16, 1993

    PlayStation

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Nov 16, 1993

    At Sony Music Entertainment, Kutaragi worked closely with Shigeo Maruyama, the CEO of Sony Music, and with Akira Sato to form Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) on November 16, 1993.


  • Dagestan, Russia
    Saturday Nov 16, 1996

    Second Chechen War

    Bomb destroyed an apartment building housing Russian border guards

    Dagestan, Russia
    Saturday Nov 16, 1996

    On 16 November 1996, in Kaspiysk (Dagestan), a bomb destroyed an apartment building housing Russian border guards, killing 68 people.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 16, 2001

    X-box

    Xbox release

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 16, 2001

    The original Xbox was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, February 22, 2002, in Japan, and March 14, 2002, in Australia and Europe. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. As part of the sixth-generation of gaming, the Xbox competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast (which stopped American sales before the Xbox went on sale), and Nintendo's GameCube. The Xbox was the first console offered by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. The name Xbox was derived from a contraction of DirectX Box, a reference to Microsoft's graphics API, DirectX.


  • Guangdong, China
    Saturday Nov 16, 2002

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    First Human Infection

    Guangdong, China
    Saturday Nov 16, 2002

    A farmer in the Shunde district of Foshan County was likely the first case of infection by SARS virus.


  • Porto, Portugal
    Sunday Nov 16, 2003

    Lionel Messi

    First Appearance

    Porto, Portugal
    Sunday Nov 16, 2003

    Made his first appearance against FC Porto.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2006

    Nancy Pelosi

    Democratic candidate for speaker

    U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2006

    On November 16, 2006, the Democratic caucus unanimously chose Pelosi as the Democratic candidate for speaker.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Nov 16, 2008

    Barack Obama

    Resignation

    U.S.
    Sunday Nov 16, 2008

    He resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate upon being elected President of the United States


  • London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    Prince William

    Marriage Announcement

    London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    On 16 November 2010, Clarence House announced that Prince William and Middleton were to marry; the couple had become engaged in Kenya in October. The engagement ring given by William to Catherine had belonged to his mother.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Announcement

    London, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    Clarence House announced the engagement on 16 November 2010. Kate reverted her name to Catherine, to be more formal. Prince William gave Middleton the engagement ring that had belonged to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla's First "New Design" Store

    Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla's first "new design" store opened on November 16, 2012 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario. As of May 2017, eight Tesla stores/galleries operated in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.


  • Italy
    Saturday Nov 16, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Refoundation of Forza Italia

    Italy
    Saturday Nov 16, 2013

    In June 2013, Berlusconi announced the refoundation of his first party Forza Italia. On 18 September the new party was launched and officially founded on 16 November.


  • France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

    Emmanuel Macron

    "Unblock France"

    France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

    On 16 November 2016, Macron formally declared his candidacy for the French presidency after months of speculation. In his announcement speech, Macron called for a "democratic revolution" and promised to "unblock France".


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla unveiled the 2020 Roadster

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    Through a surprise reveal at the end of the event that introduced the Semi on November 16, 2017, Tesla unveiled the 2020 Roadster.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    Tesla, Inc.

    The Tesla Semi official announcement

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2017

    The Tesla Semi official announcement was at a November 16, 2017 press conference where two prototypes were shown.


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