Selected anniversaries/November 16

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November 16

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  • 1476 – With the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory, Vlad the Impaler forced Basarab Laiotă to flee to the Ottoman Empire to become the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
  • 1776American Revolutionary War: British and Hessian units captured Fort Washington (Manhattan) from the Patriots.
  • 1967Aeroflot Flight 2230 crashed after takeoff from Koltsovo Airport, Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), killing all 107 people aboard.
  • 1992 – In Suffolk, England, a local man found the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold in Britain (sample pictured), including the largest collection of 4th/5th-century gold and silver coins ever discovered within the former Roman Empire.
  • 1997Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng was released for "medical reasons" after spending 17½ of the previous 18 years in prison, and was deported to the United States.

Ælfric of Abingdon (d. 1005) Turibius of Mogrovejo (b. 1538) Caroline Birley (d. 1907)

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