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  1. That, on 16 november 1949, students in Ghent (Belgium) stormed the medieval castle, lowered the portculis and threw fruit from the walls at the police to protest a new tax on beer. The event is still commemorated yearly by the city as the greatest student prank in its history.

  2. Eugene O'Neill was born on October 16, 1888 in a hotel at Times Square, he also died on November 27, 1953 in another hotel in Boston. His last words were "I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room and died in a hotel room."

  3. Out of all 77 restaurants that appeared on Kitchen Nightmares (US), only 16 remain open as of 2019. The latest restaurant to close was La Galleria 33 in November 2018.

  4. National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

  5. The Harvard-Yale football game of November 23, 1968. Harvard was the underdog and scored 16 points in the final 42 seconds, forcing a tie. The Harvard Crimson famously reported "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29".

  6. Windows 1.0 was supported for 16 years - From November 20, 1985 to December 31, 2001.

  7. From 14 July 2006 until 16 November 2007 the President of Poland and the Prime Minister of Poland were Identical Twin Brothers.

  8. On November 16, famous psychonaut Terence McKenna's was born, Alan Watts passed away and Albert Hoffman created LSD for the first time.

  9. Alysia Rissling (born November 16, 1988) is a Canadian bobsledder. In 2015 she was the pilot for the first ever all-woman team in an official four-man bobsleigh race after the event became gender neutral.

  10. Victoria Falls, the African waterfall, is also known by its indigenous name, "Mosi-oa-Tunya" meaning "the smoke that thunders." David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, is believed to be the first European to view Victoria Falls on November 16, 1855, and named it in honor of the Queen.

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North Korea celebrates Mother's Day (on November 16)