About November 15

November 15, 2022 is the 319th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 68 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 15

  • 1315
    Battle of Morgarten: the Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
  • 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
  • 1791
    The first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
  • 1859
    The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
  • 1926
    The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
  • 1939
    In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 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)
  • 1951
    Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
  • 1969
    Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
  • 1969
    In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s restaurant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognised only by Turkey.
  • 1988
    In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
  • 1988
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
  • 1990
    Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
  • 1990
    The People’s Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.

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