On this day: November 16

POSTED: 11:50 PM Nov 14 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 16 2015

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.

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2010: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta receives the Medal of Honor for his actions during the War in Afghanistan, marking the first time the honor was bestowed on a living recipient since the Vietnam War. Giunta was cited for his efforts to save the lives of members of his squad during an ambush on Oct. 25, 2007, that killed two paratroopers.

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