Historical Events on 15th November

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655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
1315 - Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
1348 - Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1491 - Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 - In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
1515 - Thomas Cardinal Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
1527 - Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1533 - Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1577 - Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis DrakeVice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake 1583 - Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
1679 - English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1688 - Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
1715 - Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1727 - NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1763 - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791 - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1813 - Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1824 - Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
1826 - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1827 - Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1832 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1835 - Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle
1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
1845 - Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1849 - 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
1854 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
1864 - 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
1864 - Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"
1869 - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1870 - Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1881 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1882 - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
1884 - Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl conference in Berlin
1887 - British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1889 - Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal
1901 - james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
1902 - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1903 - Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries 1911 - Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
1914 - Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
1919 - Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 - Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Neurenberg
1920 - Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1921 - KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
1922 - British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
1924 - Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1926 - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 - AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
1932 - Walt Disney Art School created
1934 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
1935 - Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1936 - Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1937 - 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 - 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
1938 - Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1939 - Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1939 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 - US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 - 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
1940 - NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1941 - Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 - Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1942 - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
1944 - Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1945 - The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
1946 - House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1946 - Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1947 - Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
1947 - Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
1948 - Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada
1948 - Louis St Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada
1949 - KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 - Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie KingPrime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King 1951 - Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
1951 - NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1953 - WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1955 - Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1956 - "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1957 - US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
1959 - Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).
1959 - Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
1960 - Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
1960 - USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1961 - UN bans nuclear arms
1962 - Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1964 - Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 - KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 - Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 - Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1965 - Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 - Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
1967 - Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 - Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
MLB Outfielder Carl YastrzemskiMLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski 1967 - WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - The 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.
1968 - 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1969 - 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin 1969 - Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 - Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1971 - Intel advertises 4004-processor
1972 - Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 - White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1973 - Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
1974 - Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK
1975 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1976 - Syrian army conquerors Beirut
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1977 - Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1978 - 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 - Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 - Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1979 - ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 - British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
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.
1980 - Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1981 - "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
1982 - Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev
1982 - 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
1983 - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1985 - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1986 - 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1987 - 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 - Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
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 - Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1988 - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
1989 - "Batman" is released on video tape
1989 - "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
1989 - Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 - Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 1990 - US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
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)
1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 - Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 - Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
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 - "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
1994 - 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 - Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 - Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1995 - "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1996 - "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
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
2002 - Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
2003 - The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.
2005 - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
2005 - 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
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
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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