Now is Monday, Nov. 16, the 321st working day of 2020. There are 45 days left in the yr.

Spotlight in Background:

On Nov. 16, 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union proven diplomatic relations.

On this day:

In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington in New York throughout the American Revolution.

In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th point out of the union.

In 1914, the recently created Federal Reserve Banking companies opened in 12 metropolitan areas.

In 1960, Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable died in Los Angeles at age 59.

In 1970, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar jetliner went on its initial test flight, from Palmdale, Calif.

In 1982, an arrangement was declared in the 57th working day of a strike by Countrywide Football League gamers.

In 1991, former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards received a landslide victory in his bid to return to workplace, defeating State Rep. David Duke, a previous Ku Klux Klan leader.

In 2001, investigators uncovered a letter tackled to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax it was the second letter bearing the lethal germ recognised to have been sent to Capitol Hill.

In 2004, President George W. Bush picked Nationwide Safety Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be his new secretary of condition, succeeding Colin Powell.

In 2006, Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the to start with woman Home speaker in record, but then chosen Steny Hoyer as vast majority leader versus her wishes.

In 2017, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken turned the very first member of Congress to be caught up in a wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate habits, following a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her in the course of a 2006 USO tour. (Franken finally resigned from the Senate.)