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November 16th In History  

On November 16, 1904, the vacuum tube was invented by John Ambrose Fleming. On the same day in 1982, Space shuttle Columbia completed its 1st operational flight.

1380: – French king Charles VI declared no taxes forever.

1700: – Monarch of Brandenburg became King of Prussia.

1776: – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius.

1824: – New York City’s Fifth Avenue was opened for business.

1904: – The vacuum tube was invented by John Ambrose Fleming.

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

1963: – Touch tone telephone was introduced.

1964: – USSR performed nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan USSR.

1965: – Soviet Union’s Space probe Venera 3 was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

1973: – President Richard Nixon authorized construction of Alaskan pipeline.

1982: – Space shuttle Columbia completed its 1st operational flight.

1988: – Jose Canseco became the first unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson.

2004: – President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State.

2013: – Abdulla Yameen won the Presidential election in Maldives with 51.3 votes.

2014: – A bird flu outbreak has been identified on three poultry farms in the Netherlands.

Days on November 16: –

  • National Indiana Day
  • National Fast Food Day
  • National Button Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
 

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