Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

November 15 in History

What happened on November 15 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on november 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on november 15 in history.

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2007
Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.
1990
People’s Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.
1988
Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.
1985
Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.
1984
Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
1976
A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.
1969
A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
1965
In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
1963
Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.
1962
Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.
1960
The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
1957
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.
1952
Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
1946
The 17th Paris Air Show opens at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees. It is the first show of this kind since World War II.
1942
An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.
1937
Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.
1930
General strikes and riots paralyze Madrid, Spain.
1922
It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.
1920
Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..
1917
Kerensky flees and Bolsheviks take command in Moscow.
1909
M. Metrot takes off in a Voisin biplane from Algiers, making the first manned flight in Africa.
1881
The American Federation of Labor is founded.
1864
Union Major General William T. Sherman’s troops set fires that destroy much of Atlanta’s industrial district prior to beginning Sherman’s March to the Sea.
1806
Explorer Zebulon Pike discovers the Colorado Peak that bears his name, despite the fact that he didn’t climb it.
1805
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party reach the mouth of the Columbia River, completing their trek to the Pacific.
1777
The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress.
1626
The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors.
1533
The explorer Francisco Pizarro enters Cuzco, Peru.
1315
Swiss soldiers ambush and slaughter invading Austrians in the battle of Morgarten.