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This Day in History for November 16 — Federal Reserve Bank Opens, and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1907: Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state (more info)

1914: The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens (more info)

1938: LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland (more info)

1973: President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline (more info)

2000: Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War (more info)

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