On this day: November 16

Published On: Nov 14 2012 10:50:45 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Bob Smith
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Alcoholics Anonymous

1950: Bob Smith, the physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at age 71. Smith had his last drink on June 10, 1935, which is celebrated as the anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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