This Day In History: 11/16/1532 - Pizarro Traps Atahualpa - HISTORY

This Day In History: 11/16/1532 - Pizarro Traps Atahualpa

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Find out what happened on November 16 in this video of This Day in History. On November 16, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed a bill for the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline. This bill was protested by environmentalists. On November 16, 1988, Benazir Bhutto's party won the parliamentary elections, which made her the first woman leader of a Muslim majority country. On November 16, 2000, President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the Vietnam War. Lastly, on November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro trapped the Incan emperor Atahualpa. He invited the emperor to a banquet and captured him. Although he was paid a lot of money in gold, Pizarro still killed the emperor, who would not except Spanish rule.

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