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 - Sorcerer's Stone
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2001: The fantasy movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first installment in the Harry Potter film series, opens in theaters. The film made $90.3 million in the United States during its first weekend, breaking the record for highest opening weekend of all time previously held by "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." The movie would end up making $974.7 million at the worldwide box office, $317.6 million of that in the U.S. alone, making it the second-highest grossing film in history at the time, as well as the highest grossing of 2001.


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