Sunday, November 16, 2014

16 November History and Importance of The Day

International Day for Tolerance

UNESCO Foundation Day
1945, 16 November
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.

13 - Triumphant procession of General Tiberius in Rome after seige of Germany.
1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever.
1532 - Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1632 - Battle at Lutzen: Swedish army  beats  army  under Von Wallenstein
1801 - First edition of New York Evening Post publised and circulated
1849 - Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group. The sentence was later commuted to hard labor.
1907 - Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
1914 - Federal Reserve System formally put in place.
1925 - American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
1938 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
1948 - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1950 - US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
2012 - 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time (Announcement)



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