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On This Day In History for November 16, 2022

This is the 320th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 45 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1855, that David Livingstone became the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia-Zimbabwe
  • November 16, 1904, English engineer John Ambrose Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube)
  • That same date in 1914, The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened
  • On November 16, 1920, Qantas, Australia’s national airline, was founded as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • November 16, 1938, LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann from ergotamine at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel.
  • Also today in 1965, The Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, which was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet
  • It was also this date in 1973 that U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
  • Also today in 1973, NASA launched Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84 day mission.
  • That same date in 1974, The Arecibo message was broadcast from Puerto Rico

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, Jean le Rond d’Alembert, born on this date in 1717.
  • Alexander Kolchak, the Russian admiral and explorer was born 148 years ago today.
  • American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter, Burgess Meredith was born 115 years ago today.
  • Daws Butler, American voice actor and singer was born on that same date in 1916.
  • Gene Amdahl, the American computer scientist, physicist, and engineer was born 100 years ago today.
  • Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, born on this date in 1952.
  • Also born on that same date in 1977,  Australian singer-songwriter and actress, Gigi Edgley.

Listener Birthdays

  • 22 – Tom Posz – (from California, USA)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November  16, 2022

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