On This Day in History for November 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 160 of 160

  • 1974 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • 1975 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" single released by Ed Bruce
  • 1976 Syrian army conquers Beirut

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1977 US President 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
  • 1979 In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring. He was then stripped of his knighthood and fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge

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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

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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
  • 1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  • 1984 "Emergency" 16th studio album by American band Kool & the Gang is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1985)
  • 1985 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes
  • 1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • 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
  • 1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • 1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • 1988 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st 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)
  • 1992 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
  • 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 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45

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1994 German Bundestag officially elects Helmut Kohl as Chancellor by a single vote (341-340)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1994 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
  • 1995 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • 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

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2002 Hu Jintao becomes the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • 2003 First day of the Istanbul Bombings takes place, followed by additional bombings on November 20th
  • 2005 Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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2017 The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 2017 Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol
  • 2017 Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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