Today In History – 16 November

Important Events

534 Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published

1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes

1776 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution

1945 Founding of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

1948 Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

Today In Film & TV

2009 “The Twilight saga: New Moon”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

Today In Music

1959 “Sound of Music” musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances

Today In Sports

2003 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto

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