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 - Atahualpa
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1532: Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca emperor Atahualpa in Peru during the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite providing Pizarro with a roomful of gold and silver as a ransom, Atahualpa would be convicted of plotting against Pizarro and his forces and executed on July 26, 1533. His death would mark the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.


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