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)