11/16/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - November 16
President Bill Clinton
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1965 Walt Disney launched Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow; in 1982 the Space Shuttle Columbia completed its 1st operational flight; and in 2000 Bill Clinton became the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
1532 - Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
1798 - Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
1864 - Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
1875 - William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1939 - Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1940 - World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
1945 - UNESCO is founded.
1948 - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1965 - Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
1982 - Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
2000 - Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
1717 - Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)
1873 - William Christopher Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues) (d. 1958)
1907 - Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)
1967 - Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)