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What Happened on November 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and secures his seventh drivers' title, equalling the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.
2016 Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament.
2013 Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
2012 Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
2007 Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
2006 Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, kill 25 people and wound 300 more.
2002 Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
2001 Microsoft launches the Xbox game console.
2000 A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
2000 Jharkhand officially becomes the 28th state of India, formed from eighteen districts of southern Bihar.
1994 A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits the central Philippine island of Mindoro, killing 78 people, injuring 430 and triggering a tsunami up to 8.5 m (28 ft) high.
1990 The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
1988 In the Soviet Union, the uncrewed Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
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.
1987 In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
1985 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1985 The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence; it is only recognized by Turkey.
1979 A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
1978 A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
1976 René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
1971 Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
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".
1968 The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.
1967 The only fatality of the North American 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.
1966 Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1966 Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Dallgow-Döberitz, East Germany, killing all three people on board.
1965 Craig Breedlove sets a land speed record of 600.601 mph (966.574 km/h) in his car, the Spirit of America, at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
1955 The first part of the Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
1951 Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 other resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
1943 The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".
1942 World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
1939 In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
1938 Nazi Germany bans Jewish children from public schools in the aftermath of Kristallnacht.
1933 Thailand held its first election.
1928 The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.
1926 The NBC Radio Network opens with 24 stations.
1922 At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1920 The first assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
1920 The Free City of Danzig is established.
1917 Eduskunta declares itself the supreme state power of Finland, prompting its declaration of independence and secession from Russia.
1889 Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
1864 American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins his March to the Sea.
1806 Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike spots a mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is later named Pikes Peak in his honor.
1777 American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
1760 The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.
1705 Rákóczi's War of Independence: The Habsburg Empire and Denmark win a military victory over the Kurucs from Hungary in the Battle of Zsibó.
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
1532 Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire: Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Incan Emperor Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging for a meeting in the city plaza the following day.
1315 Growth of the Old Swiss Confederacy: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I in the Battle of Morgarten.
655 Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
Famous People Born on November 15

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Year Name
1928 C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician (d. 2022)
1970 Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach
1907 Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)
1993 Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer
1992 Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player
1963 Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host
1924 Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
1973 Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
1931 John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
1980 Ace Young, American singer-songwriter and actor
Famous People Deaths On November 15

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Date Name
1194 Margaret I, countess of Flanders
1951 Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
1956 Emma Richter, German paleontologist (b. 1888)
1945 Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
1787 Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
2004 Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
1994 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
1794 John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
1919 Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)
1970 Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)