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|November 16th, 2000||Event||Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.|
|November 16th, 1997||Event||After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.|
|November 16th, 1989||Event||A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.|
|November 16th, 1989||Event||UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.|
|November 16th, 1988||Event||The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR declares that Estonia was "sovereign" but stopped short of declaring independence.|
|November 16th, 1988||Event||In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.|
|November 16th, 1979||Event||The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea in Bucharest, Romania.|
|November 16th, 1973||Event||Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.|
|November 16th, 1973||Event||U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.|
|November 16th, 1965||Event||Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.|
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