November 15th Events

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November 15th, 2007 (November 15 2007)EventA devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
November 15th, 2005 (November 15 2005)EventBoeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
November 15th, 2003 (November 15 2003)EventThe first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.
November 15th, 2002 (November 15 2002)EventHu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
November 15th, 2000 (November 15 2000)EventA chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people. New Jharkhand state came into existence in India.
November 15th, 1993 (November 15 1993)Event13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
November 15th, 1990 (November 15 1990)EventSpace Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
November 15th, 1988 (November 15 1988)EventIn the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran is launched on her first and last space flight.
November 15th, 1988 (November 15 1988)EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
November 15th, 1988 (November 15 1988)EventThe first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
November 15th, 1987 (November 15 1987)EventContinental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver, Colorado Stapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash.
November 15th, 1985 (November 15 1985)EventA research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
November 15th, 1985 (November 15 1985)EventThe Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
November 15th, 1983 (November 15 1983)EventTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is foundedied in Recognised only by Turkey
November 15th, 1979 (November 15 1979)EventA 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.
November 15th, 1978 (November 15 1978)EventA chartered DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
November 15th, 1976 (November 15 1976)EventRene Levesque and the Parti Quebecois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence.
November 15th, 1971 (November 15 1971)EventIntel releases world s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
November 15th, 1970 (November 15 1970)EventThe Soviet Lunokhod 1 moon rover lands on the moon.
November 15th, 1969 (November 15 1969)EventCold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
November 15th, 1969 (November 15 1969)EventVietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".
November 15th, 1967 (November 15 1967)EventThe 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.
November 15th, 1966 (November 15 1966)EventGemini program: Gemini 12 splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
November 15th, 1966 (November 15 1966)EventA Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
November 15th, 1960 (November 15 1960)EventThe Polaris missile is test launched.
November 15th, 1959 (November 15 1959)EventFour members of the Herbert Clutter Family are murdered at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.
November 15th, 1949 (November 15 1949)EventNathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
November 15th, 1948 (November 15 1948)EventLouis Stephen St. Laurent succeeds William Lyon Mackenzie King as Prime Minister of Canada. King had the longest combined time (3 terms, 22 years in total) as Premier in Commonwealth of Nations history.William Lyon Mackenzie King Quotes
November 15th, 1943 (November 15 1943)EventHolocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies were to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps". (see Porajmos)Heinrich Himmler Quotes
November 15th, 1942 (November 15 1942)EventWorld War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
November 15th, 1942 (November 15 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
November 15th, 1941 (November 15 1941)EventHolocaust: SS chief Heinrich Himmler orders the arrest and deportation to concentration camps of all homosexuals in Germany, with the exception of certain top Nazi officials.Heinrich Himmler Quotes
November 15th, 1939 (November 15 1939)EventIn Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
November 15th, 1935 (November 15 1935)EventManuel Quezon is inaugurated as the first president of the Philippines.
November 15th, 1926 (November 15 1926)EventThe NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
November 15th, 1920 (November 15 1920)EventFirst assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.
November 15th, 1893 (November 15 1893)EventFC Basel was founded
November 15th, 1889 (November 15 1889)EventBrazil is declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
November 15th, 1864 (November 15 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman s March to the Sea.William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
November 15th, 1854 (November 15 1854)EventIn Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
November 15th, 1806 (November 15 1806)EventPike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (it was later named Pikes Peak). The Rock Quotes
November 15th, 1791 (November 15 1791)EventThe first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
November 15th, 1777 (November 15 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
November 15th, 1533 (November 15 1533)EventFrancisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, Peru.
November 15th, 1515 (November 15 1515)EventThomas Cardinal Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
November 15th, 1315 (November 15 1315)EventBattle of Morgarten the Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
November 15th, 0655 (November 15 0655)EventBattle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.

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