About November 15

November 15, 2021 is the 319th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 78 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.
  • 1806
    Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (it is later named Pikes Peak).
  • 1920
    First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.
  • 1928
    The RNLI Lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew.
  • 1942
    World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 1966
    Gemini program: Gemini 12 completes the program’s final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.
  • 1971
    Intel releases world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
  • 1978
    A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
  • 1988
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
  • 1988
    The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
  • 2007
    Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

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