Today in History, English
Today in History, English

129961November 15Event1705 – Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).
129962November 15Event1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
129963November 15Event1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
129964November 15Event1806 – 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.)
129965November 15Event1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
129966November 15Event1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea.
129967November 15Event1889 – Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
129968November 15Event1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
129969November 15Event1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
129970November 15Event1920 – The Free City of Danzig is established.
129971November 15Event1922 – Over 1,000 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
129972November 15Event1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
129973November 15Event1928 – The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew.
129974November 15Event1935 – Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second President of the Philippines.
129975November 15Event1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
129976November 15Event1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
129977November 15Event1943 – 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". (See Porajmos.)
129978November 15Event1945 – Venezuela joins the United Nations.
129979November 15Event1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
129980November 15Event1951 – Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
129981November 15Event1955 – The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
129982November 15Event1959 – The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas, which inspired Truman Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood.
129983November 15Event1966 – Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
129984November 15Event1966 – A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
129985November 15Event1967 – 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.
129986November 15Event1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
129987November 15Event1969 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".
129988November 15Event1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
129989November 15Event1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
129990November 15Event1978 – A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

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