NOVEMBER 16 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1852 – The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovered the asteroid 22 Kalliope on the 16th November 1852..

1920 – Qantas the Australian national airline was founded on the 16th November 1920, as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.

1938 – LSD was 1st synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann on the 16th November 1938, at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1945 – UNESCO was founded on the 16th November 1945.

1946 – Colin Burgess the Australian drummer in The Masters Apprentices and AC/DC was born on the 16th November 1946.

1948Ken James the Australian actor best known as Sonny’s older brother Mark Hammond in Skippy was born on the 16th November 1948.

1952 – Shigeru Miyamoto the Japanese video game designer and creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda was born on the 16th November 1952.

1964 – Diana Krall the Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist was born on the 16th November 1964.

1967 – Lisa Bonet the American actress was born on the 16th November 1967.

1974 ~ Eric Judy the American bass player from Modest Mouse was born on the 16th November 1974. YouTube Vevo video: Modest Mouse (2004) ~ Float On…

1981Kate Miller-Heidke the Australian singer-songwriter was born in Brisbane on the 16th November 1981. Kate Miller-Heidke officially online: |  | |  | shop | YouTube Vevo video: Kate Miller-Heidke ~ Words (2007)

2010 ~ Kate Middleton & Prince William announced their engagement on the 16th November 2010.

Kate Middleton Prince William 2012 few months before becoming pregnant & showing baby bump teal gown Jenny Packham
Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge & Prince William showing their support for the British Olympic Team in 2012, a few months before becoming pregnant & showing a baby bump. (Kate’s teal gown is by Jenny Packham ~ Photo by Jennifer Su)

2012Silver Linings Playbook the American romantic comedy-drama movie was released on the 16th November 2012. The movie written and directed by David O. Russell was adapted from the The Silver Linings Playbook novel by Matthew Quick. The movie stars Bradley CooperJennifer LawrenceRobert De NiroJacki WeaverChris TuckerAnupam Kher, and Julia Stiles. Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solitano with bipolar disorder, who is released from a psychiatric hospital to his parents place (De Niro & Weaver). Pat is determined to win back his estranged wife, but meets recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell (Lawrence), who tells him that she will help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. YouTube video: Silver Linings Playbook ~ Official Trailer (HD)…

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