On this day: November 16

POSTED: 08:50 PM PST Nov 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 15, 2015 

Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Luke and Laura get married, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.

OTD November 16 - Leahy anthrax letter
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2001: In a bag of impounded mail, investigators find a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax. The letter was part of a wider mailing of letters containing anthrax spores targeting several news media offices and Democratic U.S. senators. The letters would end up killing five people and infecting 17 others. Federal prosecutors in August 2008 named scientist Bruce Edwards Ivins, who had committed suicide a month earlier, the sole culprit in the crime.


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