About November 15

November 15, 2020 is the 320th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 89 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.
  • 1315
    Battle of Morgarten: the Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
  • 1791
    The first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
  • 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).
  • 1889
    Brazil is declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
  • 1920
    First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.
  • 1923
    The German Rentenmark is introduced in Germany to counter Inflation in the Weimar Republic.
  • 1928
    The RNLI Lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew.
  • 1939
    In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1959
    Four members of the Herbert Clutter Family are murdered at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.
  • 1966
    A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
  • 1966
    Gemini program: Gemini 12 completes the program’s final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    In Braşov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
  • 1988
    The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1990
    Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

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