15 November

November 15 is the 319th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 46 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 15th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 15th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • I Love to Write Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 15

2006: Al Jazeera English launched

The English language 24-hour news channel is owned and run by Al Jazeera Media Network based in Doha, Qatar.

1988: State of Palestine created

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) declared the creation of the state while in exile in Algiers, Algeria. The declaration designated eastern Jerusalem as the state’s capital. Today, almost 70% of all UN members state recognize it as an independent country.

1956: Elvis Presley makes his movie debut

Love Me Tender, a black-and-white musical starred the American singer, who is also sometimes called the King of Rock and Roll. The movie was named after Presley’s hit single by the same name.

1949: Assassins of MK Gandhi Executed in India

Nathuram Godse, Narayan Apte and 6 other co-conspirators of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi were hanged at the Ambala jail. On January 30, 1948, Godse who was unhappy about Gandhi’s accommodation of India’s Muslims shot Gandhi while he was out for his evening prayers.

1920: League of Nations meets for the first time

The general assembly of the international organization got together for the first time after being founded in January 1920. The League was created as a response to World War I and was entrusted by member states to maintain peace in the world.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 15

1942: Daniel Barenboim, Argentine/Israeli conductor, pianist

1891: Erwin Rommel, German field marshal

1887: Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter

1886: René Guénon, French/Egyptian author

1708: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 15

1983: John Le Mesurier, English actor

1978: Margaret Mead, American anthropologist

1917: Émile Durkheim, French sociologist

1908: Empress Dowager Cixi, of China

1630: Johannes Kepler, German astronomer

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