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Historical Events for 16th November 2016

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1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
1824 – NY City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business
1920 – 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
1939 – German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1945 – “The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)
1950 – Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
1963 – Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
1989 – “Gypsy” opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
1996 – 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for “Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer”
2002 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their “claws and teeth” and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

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