Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Saturday, November 15, 2003
Two car bombs explode outside synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, at about 0700 UTC (1000 local time), killing at least 20 people and injuring another 250. A radical Islamist group, the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front, claims responsibility. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3272815.stm
Two car bomb
s explode simultaneously in Istanbul
, Turkey, targeting 2 synagogues, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 300 Al-Qaida claims responsibility.
Friday, November 15, 2002
The Communist Party of China names former Secretary of the Secretariat Hu Jintao as its General Secretary, replacing Jiang Zemin. Jiang will remain President until spring 2003.
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
A new State called Jharkhand was formed carving out South Chhota Nagpur area from Bihar in India
Friday, November 15, 1996
Sunday, November 15, 1992
Thursday, November 15, 1990
"STS-38": Space Shuttle "Atlantis" is launched on a classified military mission.
Wednesday, November 15, 1989
South African President F.W. de Klerk announces the scrapping of the Separate Amenities Act.
Sunday, November 15, 1987
Tuesday, November 15, 1983
Monday, November 15, 1976
The first megamouth shark is discovered off Oahu in Hawaii.
Saturday, November 15, 1975
Monday, November 15, 1965
Tuesday, November 15, 1960
A Polaris missile is test-launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Sunday, November 15, 1959
Thursday, November 15, 1956
Tuesday, November 15, 1949
Monday, November 15, 1948
Louis Stephen St. Laurent becomes Canada's 12th prime minister.
Friday, November 15, 1946
The Netherlands recognizes the Republic of Indonesia
Thursday, November 15, 1945
Harry S. Truman, Clement Attlee, and Mackenzie King call for a U.N. Atomic Energy Commission.ref name=nuclearfiles1940/
The motion picture "The Lost Weekend
", starring Ray Milland
, is released. The most realistic film portrayal of alcoholism up to that time, it wins several Oscars in the following year.
Monday, November 15, 1943
WWII: After flying from Britain, 160 American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
Sunday, November 15, 1942
British forces capture Derna
scheduled passenger flight, a DC-3
with registration G-AGBB, (formerly KLM
PH-ALI, Ibis), enroute between Lisbon
, is attacked over the Bay of Biscay
by German fighters. Although damaged, it escapes and lands in England. Other attacks follow on the same aircraft and scheduled route: April 19
and June 1
Wednesday, November 15, 1939
In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
Thursday, November 15, 1923
Wednesday, November 15, 1922
In the United Kingdom general election
forced by the Conservatives' withdrawal from the coalition government, the Conservative Party wins an overall majority. (The 1922 Committee
, popularly believed to take its name from this occasion, is not founded until the following year.)
Monday, November 15, 1920
Wednesday, November 15, 1899
Wednesday, November 15, 1893
Sunday, November 15, 1891
ian Old Republic Constitution was promulgated.
Friday, November 15, 1889
Field Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca organizes a military coup which deposes Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and abolishes the Brazilian monarchy.
Saturday, November 15, 1884
American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting cowboy Charles McCarthy (the cowboys were terrorizing the area's Hispanos and Baca was working against them).
The Berlin Conference which regulates European colonisation and trade in Africa begins (ends February 26, 1885).
Friday, November 15, 1867
Tuesday, November 15, 1864
American Civil War ndash Sherman's March to the Sea begins: Union General Sherman burns Atlanta and starts to move south, causing extensive devastation to crops and mills and living off the land.
Sunday, November 15, 1863
Tuesday, November 15, 1853
Tuesday, November 15, 1808
Saturday, November 15, 1806
Pike expedition: During his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (later named Pikes Peak in his honor).
Saturday, November 15, 1777
Sunday, November 15, 1705
December ndash The Sophia Naturalization Act is passed by the English Parliament, which naturalizes Sophia of Hanover and the issue of her body as English subjects.
Monday, November 15, 1700
Thursday, November 15, 1635
A Japanese imperial memorandum decrees: Hereafter entry by the Portuguese galeota is forbidden. If they insist on coming, the ships must be destroyed and anyone aboard those ships must be beheaded.
Boston Latin School, the oldest school in the United States of America, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the Mughal Empire, Shah Jahans Pearl Mosque at Lahore Fort is completed.
Thursday, November 5, 1573 (Julianian calendar)
Santa Fe, Argentina, is founded by Juan de Garay.
Turkish New Hammam (Török Fürdö) built in Çorum
November ndash Alva resigns as Spanish Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in the Netherlands, and is succeeded by Luis de Requesens
, who attempts to pursue a more conciliatory policy.
Sarsa Dengel, emperor of Ethiopia, defeats the Oromo in a battle near Lake Zway.
Wednesday, November 5, 1533 (Julianian calendar)
Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, Peru.
Monday, November 5, 1515 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, November 7, 1325 (Julianian calendar)
Volodimir of Halych, last king of Rus (Halych-Volyn Rus) of Romanovichi dynasty, is removed from the throne by his boyars. End of 126 years of the Romanovichi rule in Halych-Volyn
Friday, November 7, 1315 (Julianian calendar)
John XIII Glykys becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
Witzlaw III, prince of Rügen
, builds a castle at Barth
Saturday, November 9, 1028 (Julianian calendar)
Romanus Argyrus becomes Eastern Roman Emperor as Romanus III.
Thursday, November 12, 655 (Julianian calendar)
Constans II's fleet is defeated by the Abdullah bin Sa'ad bin Abi Sarh the Arab at Finike at the Battle of the Masts.
Arab armies conquer Khurasan.Roberts, J: History of the World.. Penguin, 1994.
succeeds his father Penda as king of Mercia.