What Happened on November 15th

Historical Events

  • 1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
  • 1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at international conference in Berlin
  • 1948 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
  • 1988 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
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Did You Know?

Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system

On November 15, 1837

Famous Weddings

  • 1986 Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)
  • 1997 "Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California
  • 2005 Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (48) divorces writer Noah Baumbach (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
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