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!
What memorable events happened on November 16 in history? Keep reading to find out!
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.
Nineteen countries vowed to gradually phase out coal at the United Nations Summit in Bonn, Germany.
Pollution from coal kills an estimated 800,000 people every year.
The fourth largest diamond was found in Karowe Mine, Botswana.
The diamond was named Lesedi La Rona and is 1.11 carats.
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.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiered in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
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!
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!
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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.