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15 November

565 – Byzantine Empire – Justin II became emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_II

655 – England – Battle of Winwaed. http://www.winwaed.com/history/winwaed/bede.shtml

1315 – Switzerland – Battle of Morgarten. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Morgarten

1705 Transylvania – Battle of Zsibó (Rákóczi’s War of Independence). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zsib%C3%B3

1796 – Italy – Battle of Arcole began (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arcole

1812 – Russia – Battle of Krasnoi began (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Krasnoi

1859 – Greece – First Zappas Olympics held in Athens. http://www.fhw.gr/olympics/ancient/en/302c.html  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zappas_Olympics#Games_of_1859


1864 – USA – Sherman’s March to the Sea began (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/WK8hBsWwNQc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman%27s_March_to_the_Sea

1870 – Greece – Second Zappas Olympics held in Athens. http://www.fhw.gr/olympics/ancient/en/302d.html

1889 – Brazil – Declared a republic, Emperor Pedro II deposed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_and_fall_of_Pedro_II_of_Brazil


1926 – USA – NBC Radio first broadcast. http://youtu.be/ZvNF8scIar0  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC


1928 – UK – RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour, 17 killed. https://youtu.be/h4eNm1GHy0Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNLB_Mary_Stanford_(ON_661)

1934 – Australia – Qantas plane crashed near Ilfracombe, Queensland, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19341115-0

1935 – Philippines – Manuel L Quezon became president. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_L._Quezon


1939 – USA – Cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial laid by President Roosevelt. https://youtu.be/zlTo-hSFUYk http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc73.htm

1940 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Bigadic, Balikesir, 16 killed.

1942 – Solomon Islands – Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended (WWII). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1942 – Mediterranean Sea – LATI plane crashed between Tunisia and Sicily, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421115-0

1944 – Luxembourg – Battle of Vianden began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vianden

1945 – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1945 – Papua New Guinea – RAAF plane crashed near Jacquinot Bay, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451115-0

1946 – Ecuador – Shell Company of Ecuador plane crashed at Ayuy Airstrip, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461115-0

1949 – India – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte executed for assassination of Mahatma Ghandi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayan_Apte

1951 – Poland – LOT plane crashed near Lódz Airport, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511115-0

1952 – USA – USAF plane missing between Anchorage and Kodiak, AK, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521115-0

1952 – South Korea – USAF plane crashed off Kangnung, 11 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521115-1

1953 – Atlantic Ocean – USAF plane crashed between Iceland & Greenland, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19531115-0

1957 – UK – Aquila Airways plane crashed at Chessell Down, Isle of Wight, 45 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19571115-1

1964 – USA – Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114 crashed near Las Vagas, 29 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19641115-0

1966 – Germany – Pan Am Flight 708 crashed near Dallgow, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19661115-0

1978 – Sri Lanka – Loftleidir Flight 001 crashed near Columbo-Bandaranaike International Airport, 183 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19781115-0

1985 – Northern Ireland – Anglo-Irish Agreement signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Irish_Agreement

1987 – USA – Continental Air Lines Flight 1713 crashed at Denver-Stapleton International Airport, Colorado, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19871115-0

1987 – Romania – Brasov Rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra%C8%99ov_Rebellion

1988 – USSR – Spacecraft Buran launched. http://www.space.com/29159-buran-soviet-shuttle.html

1990 – USA – Spaceshuttle Atlantis launched. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-38.html

1994 – Philippines – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Calapan, Mindoro, 78 killed. https://www.eeri.org/lfe/pdf/Philippines_MindoroIsland_Insert_Jan95.pdf

1996 – UK – Stone of Scone returned to Scotland. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6183050.stm

2000 – Angola – ASA Pesada plane crashed near Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport, 57 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20001115-0

2003 – Turkey – Bombs exploded in Istanbul. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Istanbul_bombings

2004 – Columbia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre off coast of Chocó.

2006 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 8.3Mw, epicentre in Kuril Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2006/usvcam/#details

2007 – Bangladesh – Cyclone Sidr made land fall, c.5000 killed. http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Cyclone2007BangladeshSIDR.html