What happened this day in history November 15

What are the important events that happened on November 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 15 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 2, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,636,934,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecaenneagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac 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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,251 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 15 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman’s March to the Sea.
  • 1939
    In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1949
    Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 1951
    Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

Who were born on November 15?

  • 1498
    Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • 1757
    Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)
  • 1791
    Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German jurist and politician (d. 1869)
  • 1793
    Michel Chasles, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1897
    Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (d. 1988)
  • 1899
    Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • 1920
    Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Mark Acres, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player
  • 1969
    Shane Mack, American politician

Who died on November 15?

  • 655
    Penda, King of Mercia
  • 1832
    Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist (b. 1767)
  • 1917
    Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (b. 1858)
  • 1961
    Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1998
    Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • 2002
    Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942)
  • 2003
    Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2003
    Speedy West, American musician (b. 1924)
  • 2010
    Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2010
    Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)

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