Historical Events on 15th November

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  • 655 Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
  • 1315 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
  • 1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 1491 Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"

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1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1515 Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • 1527 Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
  • 1532 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn

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1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro

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1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1583 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees

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1620 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • 1660 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)
  • 1679 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
  • 1688 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • 1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands

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1720 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1727 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
  • 1763 Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
  • 1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
  • 1791 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
  • 1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 1813 Allied troops occupies Groningen
  • 1813 Tax revolt in Amsterdam
  • 1824 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1826 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
  • 1827 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • 1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation" premieres

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1835 Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
  • 1845 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • 1849 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • 1854 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
  • 1864 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

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1864 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"

  • 1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
  • 1870 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
  • 1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
  • 1882 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • 1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at international conference in Berlin
  • 1887 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
  • 1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed

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1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1901 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • 1903 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1911 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
  • 1913 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1914 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia

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1916 William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1919 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • 1920 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Nuremberg
  • 1920 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
  • 1920 League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva
  • 1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
  • 1924 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • 1926 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • 1926 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • 1932 Walt Disney Art School created
  • 1934 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
  • 1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • 1936 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • 1937 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
  • 1938 First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
  • 1938 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
  • 1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia

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1939 FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
  • 1939 US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
  • 1940 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
  • 1940 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
  • 1940 NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
  • 1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • 1941 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • 1942 World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 1944 Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
  • 1945 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • 1946 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

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1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

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1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal

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1948 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

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1948 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1949 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
  • 1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
  • 1955 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
  • 1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1956 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

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1959 Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).

  • 1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17

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1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1960 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
  • 1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

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1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1961 UN bans nuclear arms
  • 1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
  • 1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • 1964 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

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1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
  • 1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
  • 1966 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth

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1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1967 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 1967 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
  • 1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • 1969 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
  • 1969 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • 1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

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1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1969 Wendy's Hamburgers opens

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1970 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • 1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
  • 1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
  • 1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • 1973 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

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1974 Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1974 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • 1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut

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1977 Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1978 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1978 Harold Pinter's play "Betrayal" premieres in London
  • 1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • 1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • 1979 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

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1979 A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1979 Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies

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1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1981 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances

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1982 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1982 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut

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1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  • 1985 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
  • 1986 2nd time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
  • 1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • 1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 1987 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • 1987 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1987 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points
  • 1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • 1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • 1988 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
  • 1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • 1988 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1989 "Batman" is released on video tape
  • 1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
  • 1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
  • 1990 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
  • 1991 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
  • 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 1992 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
  • 1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • 1992 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins
  • 1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • 1993 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • 1993 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
  • 1994 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
  • 1994 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
  • 1994 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
  • 1994 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • 1995 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • 1995 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • 1996 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 1997 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • 1999 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
  • 2000 A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
  • 2000 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
  • 2002 Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
  • 2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.
  • 2005 Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
  • 2005 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
  • 2007 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
  • 2012 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
  • 2012 Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion
  • 2012 The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter
  • 2013 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • 2013 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day

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2014 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin