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Friday, November 16, 2018
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1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1763Surveying of the Mason-Dixon Line is completed
1864Sherman burns what Confederates have left of Atlanta
1884Congress of Berlin carves up Africa among European powers
1889Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed, and a republic proclaimed
1899Anglo-Boer War: Winston Churchill is captured by the Boers
1899Anglo-Boer War: Leading elements of Army Corps arrive in Natal
1899Anglo-Boer War: Botha destroys armoured train near Chieveley
1914Benito Mussolini founds "Il popolo d'Italia", a pro-war newspaper
1920League of Nations establishes the Free City of Danzig
1938Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1940First 75,000 drafted men report for duty with Uncle Sam
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Japanese scuttle BB Kirishima
1943U.S. bombers based in China attack harbor installations in Hong Kong.
1957US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years
1967Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1969250,000 demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington
1983Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  Today in Military History 

Nov 16, 2018
1532Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1621Catholics adopt Jan 1 as New Year's, Protestants don't, confusing chronology
1632Battle of Lutzen: Gustavus Adolfus's Swedes defeat Wallenstein's Imperials
1776Hessians capture Ft Washington, Manhattan
1776Dutch salute US Grand Union flag, in USS Andrew Doria, St. Eustatius
1778John Paul Jones writes, "I wish to go in harm's way."
1856USN helps RN reduce the Barrier Forts at Canton, China (to Nov 20)
1863Battle of Campbell's Station, TN
18946,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1914Pope Benedict XV calls for peace in WW I, is lambasted by all sides
1918Hungary secedes from the Hapsburg Empire
1933US and USSR establish diplomatic relations
1939German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1943U.S. sub Corvina sunk by Japanese submarine I-179 near Truk.
1947Brussels: 1,500 protest mild sentences given Nazi war criminals
1950Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
1982Maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Columbia
19896 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
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1278680 Jews arrested in England for counterfeiting coins, 293 hanged
1558Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen "Bloody" Mary
1796Battle of Arcole: Bonaparte beats Austrians in northern Italy
1861Skirmish at Cyprus Bridge, Ky
1863James Longstreet besieges Knoxville, TN (gives up Dec 4)
1869Suez Canal opens
1885Battle of the Slivnitza begins: Bulgarians defeat Serbs by Nov 19
1913Panama Canal opens
1917Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
1917First US ASW: DDs Fanning and Nicholson sink U-58, in the Irish Sea
1938Italy passes anti-Jewish laws
1988Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto becomes PM -- first woman to lead a Muslim state