16 November in History : Major Events

1934According to a revelation by Great Britain a proposition was made to supply Japan with Theoretical naval equality. However, Americans and British were trying to persuade Japan to build ships less than permitted by them.
1965The Soviet Union successfully launched the Venera 3 space probe from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, which made a landing on the surface of the planet Venus making it the first spacecraft to do so.
2005The first suspected case of avian flu in humans has been confirmed by the Health Ministry of the People’s Republic of China in Hunan.
2006After being banned for an entire year, the website of Wikipedia has been unblocked by the Chinese government.
2007The Nepali Supreme Court discards an appeal for conducting a Constituent Assembly election on November 22 claiming that the prescribed date is more of a moral concern rather than a legal one.
2008Indonesia has been hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake leading to the death of two.
2009The late announcement of a second nuclear site by Iran has been of great concern to the IAEA.
2010The collapse of an apartment building in the Indian capital New Delhi has reportedly led to the death of 66 people. However the search for victims continues.
2011Government of Thailand is contemplating constructing a waterway that will link existing natural canals into a 200-km long "super-canal" that would hold 1.6B cubic meters of water and increase the draining of run-off to avert flooding.
2012An oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana injured 4 people while two people are reported missing.

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