spotlight Today in history: Nov. 16 Nov 16, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1939: Al Capone In 1939, mob boss Al Capone, ill with syphilis, was released from prison after serving 7 1/2 years for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns. AP 1960: Clark Gable In 1960, Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable died in Los Angeles at age 59. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1966: Samuel H. Sheppard In 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in Cleveland at his second trial of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1981: William Holden In 1981, actor William Holden was found dead in his apartment in Santa Monica, California; he was 63. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2001: Anthrax Attacks In 2001, Investigators found a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax; it was the second letter bearing the deadly germ known to have been sent to Capitol Hill. RICK BOWMER 2004: Condoleezza Rice In 2004, President George W. Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be his new secretary of state, succeeding Colin Powell. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS 2006: Nancy Pelosi & Steny Hoyer In 2006, Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history, but then selected Steny Hoyer as majority leader against her wishes. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS 2009: Edward Woodward Ten years ago: Actor Edward Woodward, 79, died in Cornwall, England. LENNOX MCLENDON 2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis Ten years ago: Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the International Space Station. John Raoux 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: President Obama returned to Washington following the conclusion of the Group of 20 economic forum in Brisbane, Australia. Pablo Martinez Monsivais 2014: Peter Kassig Five years ago: The Islamic State group released a video featuring a masked militant standing over the severed head of Peter Kassig (KAS'-ihg), a former U.S. soldier-turned-aid worker in Syria; President Barack Obama denounced the killing as one of "pure evil." Bilal Hussein 2018: Jamal Khashoggi One year ago: A U.S. official said intelligence officials had concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee). Emrah Gurel 2018: Jim Acosta One year ago: A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Manuel Balce Ceneta 2018: Stacey Abrams One year ago: Ten days after the election Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp had won Georgia's gubernatorial race; Abrams had hoped to make history as America's first black woman governor. John Amis Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion What will you discover in the Arizona Daily Sun archives? promotion We can deliver obituaries to your email. Sign up here. More Latest Local Offers OneAZ Credit Union Check out local offers from Mortgage, Loan, and Auto Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary & Crematory Part of the Flagstaff Family since 1928. Mortar & Pestle We are a locally-owned community pharmacy dedicated to providing outstanding customer service at an affordable price.