16 November It Happened Today
1724 Highwayman Jack Sheppard hanged at Tyburn in front of 200000.
1908 Birth of American actor Burgess Meredith.
1937 The House of Commons votes to commence a programme of air raid shelter construction.
1940 Marshal Petain becomes new leader of the French government.
1960 Death of actor Clark Gable.
1989 Restrictions on blacks using South Africa’s beaches are lifted.