Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 16

This is a list of selected November 16 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

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Blurb Reason
International Day for Tolerance stub
Day of Declaration of Sovereignty in Estonia (1988) refimprove
1491 – Several Jews and conversos were executed in Toledo, Spain, for the alleged ritual murder of an infant, who was later revered as the Holy Child of La Guardia. unreferenced section
1805War of the Third Coalition: At the Battle of Schöngrabern, Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delayed the pursuit by French troops under Joachim Murat. needs more footnotes, short
1855 – Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to see Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world, on what is now the Zambia–Zimbabwe border. lead too short
1871 – The United States' National Rifle Association was first chartered in the state of New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate. outdated, criticism section
1959The Sound of Music, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. lots of CN tags
1989 – Eight employees of Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" in San Salvador, including six Catholic priests, were murdered by a Salvadoran Army "death squad". refimprove section
2002 – The first case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was recorded in Guangdong, China. lots of CN tags, refimprove section
Edmund of Abingdon (d. 1240) needs more footnotes



November 16

Battle of Cajamarca
Battle of Cajamarca

Sofonisba Anguissola (d. 1625) · Kalākaua (b. 1836) · Omayra Sánchez (d. 1985)

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