Today in history: Nov. 16In 1776, British troops captured...

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November 16, 1999

Today in history: Nov. 16

In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution.

In 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War.

In 1885, Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason.

In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the union.

In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

In 1959, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.

In 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of charges he murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.

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