Historical Events for 16th November 2023

1856 – Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
1907 – Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
1920 – 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
1950 – UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
1984 – Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
1989 – Six Jesuit priests including Ignacio Ellacuría and two others are assassinated killed by Salvadoran army – one of the most notorious acts of the Salvadoran civil war
1996 – “Into the Whirlwind” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
2020 – Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a category four storm, just 15 km south of Hurricane Eta 13 days ago
2021 – Guanyu Zhou confirmed as China’s first F1 driver, racing for Alfa Romeo in 2022
2022 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives first safety approval on lab-grown meat, chicken grown from animal cells made by Upside Foods

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