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November 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 16

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 45 days left of 2021!

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

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 interesting facts about November 16th in history!

What Happened On November 16 In History?

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

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

OTD in 2017: 19 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.
Source NPR
2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiered in Los Angeles.

2004

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

The song went on to be the Billboard 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.

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.
1801

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

1519

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

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

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