On this day: November 16

Published On: Nov 14 2012 10:50:45 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.

OTD November 16 - Al Capone
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1939: Gangster Al Capone is paroled from prison after serving more than seven years for tax evasion and contempt of court. Capone, whose prison term included more than four years in Alcatraz, returned to his home in Palm Island, Florida, after being paroled, where he would die nearly eight years later.

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