Daily Calendar for November 16th, 2019

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1800s

  • Died 1802: André Michaux (botanist)

1830s

  • Born 1839: Louis-Honoré Fréchette (Canadian poet)

1840s

  • 1841: Napoleon E. Guerin granted patent for cork life preserver

1870s

  • Born 1873: W.C. Handy (composer)

1880s

  • Died 1885: Louis Riel (Canadian politician)

  • Born 1889: George Kaufman (director of theater)

1890s

  • Born 1895: Paul Hindemith (composer)

  • Born 1899: Mary Margaret McBride (radio commentator)

1900s

  • 1900: Philadelphia Orchestra played its inaugural concert

  • 1907: Oklahoma admitted to the Union as the 46th state

  • Born 1907: Burgess Meredith (actor)

1940s

  • 1945: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established

1950s

  • Born 1958: Marg Helgenberger (actress)

  • 1959: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, The Sound of Music, premiered

1960s

  • Died 1960: Clark Gable (actor)

  • Born 1964: Dwight Gooden (baseball player)

  • 1965: Walt Disney announced plans to build Epcot Center

  • Born 1967: Lisa Bonet (actress)

1970s

  • 1973: President Nixon signed a bill authorizing construction of a trans-Alaska oil pipeline

  • 1973: Skylab 4 launched from Kennedy Space Center

  • Born 1977: Maggie Gyllenhaal (actress)

1980s

  • Died 1981: William Holden (actor)

  • Born 1984: Kimberly J. Brown (actress)

1990s

  • Died 1990: Northern Dancer (racehorse)

  • 1996: Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship

2010s

  • 2017: Meteor fireball turned night into day in Finland

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