Today in History, English
Today in History, English

129991November 15Event1979 – 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.
129992November 15Event1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognized only by Turkey.
129993November 15Event1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
129994November 15Event1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
129995November 15Event1987 – Continental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver's Stapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash.
129996November 15Event1987 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
129997November 15Event1988 – In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
129998November 15Event1988 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
129999November 15Event1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
130000November 15Event1990 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
130001November 15Event1990 – The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
130002November 15Event2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
130003November 15Event2000 – Jharkhand state comes into existence in India.
130004November 15Event2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
130005November 15Event2003 – 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.
130006November 15Event2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
130007November 15Event2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
130008November 15Event2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
130009November 15Event2012 – Four people are killed and 16 others are injured in the Midland train crash after a Union Pacific train struck a parade float in Midland, Texas.
130010November 15Birth459 – B'utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)
130011November 15Birth1316 – John I of France (d. 1316)
130012November 15Birth1397 – Pope Nicholas V (d. 1455)
130013November 15Birth1498 – Eleanor of Austria (d. 1558)
130014November 15Birth1511 – Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)
130015November 15Birth1556 – Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
130016November 15Birth1607 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
130017November 15Birth1660 – Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
130018November 15Birth1661 – Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
130019November 15Birth1688 – Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1757)
130020November 15Birth1692 – Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)

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