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Events and People Who Made History on November 15

14th Century

1315 - Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austrian
1316 - Jan I becomes king of France, dies 4 days later
1348 - Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells

15th Century

1491 - 6 Jews and 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
1491 - Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 - In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic

16th Century

1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1533 - Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1577 - Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
1583 - Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees

17th Century

1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New York City (New Amsterdam)
1679 - English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1688 - Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay England

18th Century

1715 - Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1727 - New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1763 - Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791 - 1st Catholic college in U.S., Georgetown, opens

19th Century

1806 - 1st U.S. college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1813 - Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1824 - Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
1826 - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1827 - Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1832 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
1835 - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach Tahiti
1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
1845 - Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1849 - 1st U.S. poultry show opens in Boston
1864 - 1st U.S. mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, New York
1864 - Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta
1869 - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1870 - Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1881 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1882 - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
1884 - Colonization of Africa orgainized at International conference in Berlin
1887 - British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1889 - Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill and wife captured in Natal

20th Century

1901 - James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1903 - Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland," premieres in Prague
1904 - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1911 - Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 and $10 gold coins
1914 - Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
1919 - Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 - Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg
1920 - Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1921 - KYW-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
1922 - British Conservative wins election/Labour 2nd party
1924 - Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1926 - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 - AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (New York City)
1932 - Walt Disney Art School created
1934 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C. Urey (deuterium)
1935 - Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1936 - Nazi-Germany and Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1937 - 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 - 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, New York
1938 - Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1939 - Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
1939 - Franklin D. Roosevelt lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 - Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 - 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls
1940 - New York Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1941 - Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 - Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1944 - Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1945 - The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of
1946 - Joseph McCarthy's HUAC interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1946 - Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1947 - Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 vs. Indians at the SCG
1947 - Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
1948 - William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as Prime Minister of Canada
1949 - KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 - Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey, Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
1951 - Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI vs. MCC, Lahore
1951 - New York Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1953 - WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1955 - Poland and Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender," premieres in New York City
1956 - "Li'l Abner" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 693 performances
1957 - U.S. sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000
1959 - Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Washington 31-17
1960 - Elgin Baylor of NBA Los Angeles Lakers scores 71 points vs New York Knicks
1960 - USS George Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 - U.N. bans nuclear arms
1962 - Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1964 - Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 - KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 - Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1965 - Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 - Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
1967 - Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 - Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1967 - WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1969 - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 - 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
1969 - Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 - Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1971 - Intel advertises 4004-processor
1972 - Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway New York City
1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 - White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1973 - Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
1974 - Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in UK
1975 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1976 - Syrian army conquerors Beirut
1977 - President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1978 - 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 - Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 - Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1979 - ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 - British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1980 - Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
1981 - "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 48 performances
1982 - Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1983 - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1986 - 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1987 - 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 - Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 - Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 - New York Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
1988 - Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1989 - Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in New York City
1989 - Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 - "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 497 performances
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 - Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 - President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 - Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn't sing on their album
1990 - U.S. 68th manned space mission STS-38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1991 - Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 - Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 - Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 vs. SA, Durban)
1993 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on WYAV 104.1 FM
1994 - 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 - "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 57 performances
1994 - Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 - Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1995 - "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater New York City for 601 performances
1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1996 - "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
1997 - 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1997 - William Shatner (66) weds Norine Kidd
1999 - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

21st Century

2006 - Al Jazeera launches Al Jazeera English


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