Events on Nov 16

  • 1380French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • 1532Pizarro captures Incan Emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
  • 1572Don Frederiks troops occupy / plunder Zutphen
  • 16761st colonial prision organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1677French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1700Monarch of Brandenburg becomes King of Prussia
  • 1763English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
  • 1764Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 1771West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname
  • 17761st gun salute - for US Andrea Doria at Ft St. Eustatius
  • 1776British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 1798Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
  • 18011st edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1811Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  • 1835Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 1841Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • 1841N E Guerin of New York patents cork-filled life preserver
  • 1856Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • 1864Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • 1864Union General William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
  • 1870Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • 1875Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1875William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • 1882British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger
  • 18946,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • 1894French Captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa
  • 19013 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4 / 5 seconds
  • 1905Netherlands / Russian Count Witte becomes Premier of Russia
  • 1907Oklahoma becomes 46th state
  • 1909EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms

Born on Nov 16

  • 1569Paul Sartorius: Composer
  • 1587Joost van den Vondel: Cologne, Germany -- Dutch poet / dramatist (Jephtha)
  • 1615Guillaume Dumanoir: Composer
  • 1642Cornelis Evertsen the Younger: Dutch buccaneer / Lieutenant Admiral of Zeeland
  • 1653Joan van Hoorn: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684Abraham Alewijn: Dutch poet / playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715Girolamo Abos: Composer
  • 1720Carlo Antonio Campioni: Composer
  • 1730Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren: Zealand-Flanders Physician
  • 1757Daniel Read: Composer
  • 1762Petronella Moens: Frisian author / poetess
  • 1766Rodolphe Kreitzer: France -- Composer / virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780Robert Archibald Smith: Composer
  • 1793Francis Danby: Irish painter
  • 1807Francois Hainl: Composer
  • 1810Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken: Composer
  • 1822Charles Smith Hamilton: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1835Elliott Warren Rice: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
  • 1840Frederick Scotson Clark: Composer
  • 1854Jules van de Heuvel: Belgian lawyer / politician
  • 1860Edmund Schuecker: Composer
  • 1861Vaclav Suk: Composer
  • 1870Alfred Hill: Composer
  • 1873W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy: Alabama, United States -- Jazz star (St. Louis Blues)
  • 1874Johanna HC Albregt: Dutch actress (Dumb August) / Wife of Henri Dons
  • 1883Eugeen Van de Velde: Flemish musicologist / composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1887Philip Frohman: US architect
  • 1888Burnet Corwin Tuthill: NYC, New York -- Composer (Laurentia)
  • 1888Clinton Golden: Pennsylvania, United States -- Founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco: French author / poet (Gogol)

Died on Nov 16

  • 1271Henry III: King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford)
  • 1512Gerbrand Mockema: Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512Jemme Herjuwsma: Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548Caspar Cruciger: German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603Pierre Charron: French philosopher / theologian
  • 1667Nathaniel Schnittelbach: Composer, dies at 34
  • 1668Antoon Anselmo: South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1706Cornelis Evertsen: Mutineer / ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 1724Jack Sheppard: English robber, hanged
  • 1766Dominikus Zimmermann: German Architect / painter, dies at 81
  • 1775Marian Paradeiser: Composer, dies at 28
  • 1797Frederik Willem II: King of Prussia (1786-97), dies at 53
  • 1808Mustapha IV: Sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831Karl von Clausewitz: Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835Louis Angely: German comedic Poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1885Louis Riel: French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
  • 1890Johann A H Scheler: Belgian man of letters / librarian, dies at 71
  • 1893George Alexander Osborne: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1909Francis Thome: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1924Edward Everett Rice: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1932Carry van Bruggen [de Haan]: Dutch Author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934Joachim Ringelantz: Writer
  • 1935Kurt Schindler: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1943Marcel Verhamme: Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1945Kaarlo Sarkia: Finnish Poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1955Tomasz Arciszewski: Polish Premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1957Cora Witherspoon: Actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • 1958Warner Fabian [S Adams]: US Author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1960Clark Gable: Actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59
  • 1961Sam Rayburn: Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79

Historical events on November 17

  • 1278680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
  • 1511England and Spain sign anti-French covenant
  • 1555William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
  • 1558Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
  • 1734John Zenger, arrested for libel against New York col gov; later acquitted
  • 1785Church of England organizes in New England
  • 1800Congress held 1st session in Washington DC in incompleted Capitol Building
  • 1800John Adams is 1st President to move into the White House
  • 1842Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston
  • 1842Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • 1853Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • 1858Origin of Modified Julian Period
  • 1862Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns
  • 1863Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
  • 1866Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)
  • 1869Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
  • 1869Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean and Red seas
  • 1874Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire and sinks off Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1875American Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky and Col Olcott
  • 1877Gilbert / Sullivans operette "Sorcerer, " premieres in London
  • 1884Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
  • 1889Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago to Portland and San Francisco
  • 1894Daily Racing Form founded
  • 1904George Cohans musical "Little Johnny Jones, " premieres in New York City
  • 19131st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1914US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • 1917Lenin defended "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
  • 1918Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
  • 1922Turkish Sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
  • 1927Tornado hits Washington DC

Born on November 17

  • 0331Flavius Claudius Julianus [Julian the Apostate]: Emperor
  • 1503Il Bronzino: Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo and her Son)
  • 1594Johan van Beverwijck: Dutch Physician / writer (Treasure of Health)
  • 1704Salomeja Neris [S Bacinskaite-Buciene]: Latvian poet
  • 1755Louis XVIII: 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24)
  • 1771Jonathan Huntington: Composer
  • 1787Michele Carafa: Composer
  • 1794John Barrien Montgomery: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873
  • 1799Titian Ramsey Peale: United States -- Artist / naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • 1808Alberich Zwyssig: Composer
  • 1814Joseph Finegan: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
  • 1816August W Ambros: Austria -- Musicologist (History of Music)
  • 1826John McArthur: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
  • 1834Stephen Hinsdale Weed: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1837David Capriles: Director of Psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao
  • 1837Derk J A Haspels: Dutch actor
  • 1837Willem Coenen: Composer
  • 1854Louis HG Lyautey: French Minister of Defense (1916-17)
  • 1859Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup: Composer
  • 1876Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck: Mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1878Grace Abbott: Grand Island, Nebraska -- Social worker (US Children Bureau)
  • 1879Gerardus H de Haas: Socialist vicar
  • 1881Thomas Fermor-Hesketh: English 1st Baron of Hesketh Dutch / MP
  • 1885Henry de Man: Belgium -- Sociologist / Chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • 1886Crane Wilbur: Athens, New York -- Dir / writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
  • 1887Bernard L Montgomery: British Field Marshal (WWII-African campaign)
  • 1888Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg: Actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie)
  • 1890Jack Cusack: Pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • 1891Guido Pannain: Composer
  • 1891Jean Del Val [Gautier]: France -- Actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)

Died on November 17

  • 0474Leo II: Byzantine Emperor (474)
  • 0594Gregorius van Tours: Frankisch Bishop of Tours
  • 1093Margaret: Widow of Scottish King Malcolm III
  • 1512Kempo Roeper: Frisian rebel, quartered
  • 1558Mary I Tudor: "Bloody Mary", Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • 1558Reginald Pole: English Cardinal / Scholar / "heretic", dies at 58
  • 1648Thomas Ford: Composer
  • 1747Alain R Lesage: French Author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1768Thomas Pelham-Holles: 1st Duke of Newcastle, dies at 75
  • 1770Gian Francesco de Majo: Composer, dies at 38
  • 1796Catharina II the Great: Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
  • 1818Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz: Queen of England
  • 1826Louise Reichardt: Composer, dies at 47
  • 1848Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert: Flemish lawyer
  • 1856William Knyvett: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1862Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1875Hilario Ascasubi: Argentina Author (pampa, gauchos & indians)
  • 1893Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg: King of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • 1905Adolf WAKF: Duke of Nassau / grand Duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
  • 1905Philip EFMCBLG: Earl of Flanders
  • 1917F-Auguste-R Rodin: French Sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
  • 1927Adolf A Joffe: Russian Author / diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • 1929Herman Hollerith: German / US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • 1931Georgi Atanasov: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1931John P Lotsy: Botanist / geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
  • 1941Earnest Udet: German General / head air pioneer, commits suicide
  • 1943Paul Charles Rene Landormy: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1947Ricarda Huch: Writer, dies at 83
  • 1955James Price Johnson: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1959Heitor Villa-Lobos: Brazilian Composer / pianist / conductor, dies at 72