On This Day

Historical Events on November 15 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 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

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

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
  • 2014 World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
  • 2014 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case
  • 2014 A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning
  • 2015 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris
  • 2015 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country
  • 2017 Australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes
  • 2017 Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

2017 The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president
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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
  • 2017 Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol
  • 2017 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2017 Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 2017 Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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2018 Africa's fastest train between Casablanca and Tangier in Morocco at 320km (198 miles) inaugurated by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

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2018 David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sells for $90.3 million in New York, record for a living artist

  • 2018 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confims more than 28,000 of the country's military and police have been killed since 2015

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2018 Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo's only surviving bronze works

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo

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2018 LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the NBA's career scoring list with 44 points for the LA Lakers in 126-117 victory over Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James