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Subject: Today In History Nov 16
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 08:30:02 EST


Niv 16,1532 - Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Incan Emperor Atahualpa
and his nobles.
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Nov 16,1776 - American Revolutionary War: Hessian mercenaries capture Fort
Washington from the Patriots.
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Nov 16,1821 - American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in
Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.
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Nov 16,1384 - Hedwig is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
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Nov 16,1272 -King Henry III of England dies 65
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Nov 16,1632 - King Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden dies
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Nov 16,1802 - André Michaux, French botanist dies
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Nov 16,1676 1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nov 16,1841 N.E. Guerin of New York City patents cork-filled life preserver
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Nov 16 Oklahoma : Admission Day
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Nov 16, 1836 Happy Birthday King David Kalakaua Of Hawaii
King of the Hawaiian Islands
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Nov 16, 1807 Moses Cleaveland dies at age 53
Pioneer, Soldier, Attorney/Lawyer, Frontiersman, founded Cleveland Ohio
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Nov 16,1776, a volley of 11 guns are fired by Fort Orange on St. Eustatius,
Dutch West Indies, in response to a volley from the American "Andrea Doria" -
the first salute to a U.S. flag (Grand Union).
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Nov 16,1824, New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business.
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Nov 16,1798, Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress.
Jefferson's Kentucky Resolutions. Thomas Jefferson thought this to be his most
important contribution. He ranked it far above being US President.
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Nov 16,1764, The Native Americans surrender to the British in the Indian War
of Chief Pontiac.
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Nov 16,1776, British troops captured Fort Washington during the American
Revolution.
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Nov 16,1811, an earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow
backwards.
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Nov 16,1380, French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever.
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