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On November the 16th
US President Bill Clinton became the first acting U.S. President to visit Vietnam.
The movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind premiered in theatres. Written and directed by Steven Spielberg it remains one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made.
British footballer, Paul Scholes, was born in Salford, England.
American actress, Lisa Bonet, was born in San Francisco, California. She gained worldwide fame for her participation in the hit television series 'The Cosby Show'.
American actor, Clark Gable, died at the age of 59. He was one of the biggest stars of American cinema in the early period of sound movies.
The United States and the Soviet Union established formal diplomatic relations.
The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened.
Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory became Oklahoma and are admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
42 BC 
Roman emperor, Tiberius, was born in Rome. He was the seccond emperor of Rome.
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