Nixon signs the Trans Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, and the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty takes effect.
Sat, Nov 16 2013 at 5:00 AM
Nov. 16, 1942: Construction begins
on a makeshift lab beneath the grandstand at the University of Chicago football field. Enrico Fermi (at right) leads his team to the first successful nuclear chain reaction on Dec. 2.
Nov. 16, 1994:
The U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty
takes effect. The European Union and 159 other nations have ratified the treaty, but the U.S. has not. The Law of the Sea Treaty sets guidelines for managing the oceans outside of nations’ territorial waters, providing guidelines for fisheries, shipping, deep sea mining, and other commercial activities.
Nov. 16, 2011:
Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that worldwide clean-energy investment
could double by 2020, to nearly $400 billion annually.
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