11 Things That Happened On This Day In History - 16th November

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1776 - British troops capture Fort Washington during the American Revolution

2. 1907 - Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the United States of America

3. 1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations

4. 1959 - The Sound of Music premieres on Broadway

5. 1960 - Gilbert Harding dies as he leaves the BBC's Broadcasting House in London

6. 1961 - Frank Bruno is born

7. 1976 - Seven men who took part in an £8m bank robbery receive jail terms totalling nearly 100 years. The raid at the Bank of America in Mayfair, London, is believed to be the world's biggest

8. 1983 - More than 20 English football supporters are arrested in Luxembourg after a night of violence

9. 1999 - Johnny Depp receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

10. 2001 - The first Harry Porter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, opens in cinemas

11. 2004 - President George W. Bush nominates Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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