TODAY IN HISTORY TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT
Nov. 16, 1966
Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954. ALSO ON THIS DATE
British troops captured Fort Washington in New York during the American Revolution.
The newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities.
Mob boss Al Capone, ill with syphilis, was released from prison after serving 7½ years for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.
The Senate confirmed Dr. C. Everett Koop to be surgeon general. Oscarwinning actor William Holden, 63, was found dead in his Santa Monica, California, apartment.