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16th November in history

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1840 – New Zealand officially becomes British colony

1942 – Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

1945 – UNESCO is founded.

1948 – Operation Magic Carpet – 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

1955 – KLM orders 8 DC-8s

1965 – Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

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