On November 16, 1841: Napoleon Guerin of New York City obtained a US patent for cork-filled life preservers. Constructed in jacket form, the life preservers contained between 18 and 20 quarts of rasped or grated cork.
DOE! A DEER
On November 16, 1959: The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theater. The production ran for nearly 1,500 performances.
BORN ON THIS DAY: MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
On November 16, 1977: Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in New York City.
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