About November 15

November 15, 2024 is the 320th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 75 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 15

  • 655
    Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
  • 1532
    Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day
  • 1533
    Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman’s March to the Sea.
  • 1920
    First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.
  • 1926
    The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
  • 1935
    Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second president of the Philippines.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put “on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps”. (see Porajmos)
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Intel releases world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
  • 1976
    René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence.
  • 1983
    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognised only by Turkey.
  • 1985
    A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
  • 1987
    Continental 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.
  • 1988
    The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1990
    Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
  • 2000
    Jharkhand state comes into existence in India.
  • 2003
    The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300. Additional bombings follow on November 20.

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