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November 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, November 16, 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 earned a staggering $500 million within 24 hours of release?

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November 16th is Have a Party with Your Bear Day and Button Day.

We are now past the halfway point of November! Today marks day 320 on the calendar, and there are just 44 days left of 2023!

You’re in luck today as we have carefully selected some of the most interesting things that ever happened on November 16th in years gone by.

Did you know that on this day in 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 earned a staggering $500 million within 24 hours of release? The previous game in the franchise, Modern Warfare 3, earned $100 million less within its first 24 hours of release.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about November 16th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on November 16 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

The city of Havana, Cuba, celebrated its 500th birthday.

The celebration included a massive restoration and infrastructure initiative that restored public monuments and many of the city’s shops & businesses.

2017

Nineteen countries vowed to gradually phase out coal at the United Nations Summit in Bonn, Germany.

OTD in 2017: Nineteen countries vowed to gradually phase out coal at the United Nations Summit in Bonn

Pollution from coal kills an estimated 800,000 people every year.

2015

The fourth largest diamond was found in Karowe Mine, Botswana.

The diamond was named Lesedi La Rona and is 1.11 carats.

2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 earned a staggering $500 million within 24 hours of release.

OTD in 2012: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 earned a staggering $500 million within 24 hours of release.

It was the largest entertainment opening release for that year.

2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiered in Los Angeles.

2004

American singer Mario released his hit single “Let Me Love You.”

The song became Billboard’s Song of the Year for 2005.

1999

Rapper Dr. Dre released his second album, “The Chronic 2001.”

1995

Queen Elizabeth II had hip surgery at King Edward VII Hospital.

1973

The Skylab 4 mission was launched by NASA, taking a crew of three astronauts to the US space station.

1965

The Soviet Union’s Venera 3 space probe was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The probe, which was sterilized before launch, was on a mission to land on the surface of Venus. It missed Venus on its first attempt, and after its course was corrected, contact with the probe was lost. On March 1, 1966, Venera crash-landed onto Venus’ surface, making it the first spacecraft to reach another planet’s surface.

1920

The Model M Postage Meter was put into commercial use.

OTD in 1920: The Model M Postage Meter was put into commercial use.

American inventor Arthur Pitney and industrialist Walter Bowes teamed together to form Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Company in April 1920. Together they designed the US’s first postage meter.

1907

Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the United States of America.

1801

The first edition of America’s oldest newspaper, The New York Evening Post, was published.

1532

Spanish conquistadors captured Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor.

Atahualpa had only just become the Inca emperor earlier that year after defeating the former emperor, his brother, in battle. His capture marked the downfall of the Inca Empire, as the Spanish invaders used him to control the Inca populace.

1519

Due to mosquito infestations, the city of Havana was relocated to its final location.

This was not the first time the city’s location was moved, as it had been relocated twice before, within the first four years of establishing Havana.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Gus Carr? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1993

Pete Davidson

American

Comedian

Pete Davidson

Age:

29 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1967

Lisa Bonet

American

Actress

Lisa Bonet

Age:

55 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1983

Gus Carr

American

Actor

Gus Carr

Age:

39 years old

Born In:

Wisconsin, USA

1988

Siva Kaneswaran

Irish

Singer

Siva Kaneswaran

Age:

34 years old

Born In:

Dublin, Ireland

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

November 16: National Button Day
United States

National Button Day

Did you know that the largest collection of unique buttons contains 439,900 buttons? If you love this fact, then you’re going to love National Button Day. Today we celebrate all things buttons, so get your needles out and sew some quirky buttons, or just count how many you have!

November 16: Have A Party With Your Bear Day
International

Have A Party With Your Bear Day

If you still have your childhood teddy bear tucked away in the closet, or your children still have teddy bears, then it’s time to party! You could have a teddy bear-themed rave or a tea party with your kids and their teddies, all that really matters today is that you party with your bear!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The most common street name in the United States is Second Street.

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on this day share the Scorpio star sign.

Scorpios often don’t connect well with someone who’s dishonest. Honesty is one of a Scorpio’s main characteristics and one of the most important values.

For those of you born in November, you have the Topaz birthstone. Legend has it that an individual who wears topaz jewelry will be blessed with the gifts of intelligence and strength.

For those of you who were born on this day, you were likely conceived the same year on February 23.

The due date for babies conceived on November 16th, 2023, is around August 9th, 2024.

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