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Importance of 16th November in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 16th November special in the world history.

1999
Death of Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering restriction enzymes that break DNA strands into fragments, making it possible to study their genetic information
1989
South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that the Separate Amenities Act was to be scrapped. The countrys beaches were immediately opened to all races, with other facilities to follow
1988
Benazir Bhutto was elected prime minister of Pakistan, becoming the first female leader of a Muslim state.
1983
Death of Arthur Askey, British comedian and actor .
1979
A US Government report confirmed that thousands of ground troops in Vietnam had been exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange
1959
The musical The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway, New York
1933
The USA and USSR established formal diplomatic relations .
1928
Obscenity charges were brought against Radclyffe Hall’s novel ‘The Well of Loneliness’, in London.
Great Britain
1857
Relief of Lucknow
1750
Original Westminster Bridge opened (replaced in 1862 due to subsidence)
1499
Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne, executed
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