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1720Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1969Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1948Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

1948Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

1956Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

1864Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"

1960Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1620Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

1964Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1939FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

1959Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).

1961Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1979A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1964Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

1946Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

1901james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1967Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1947Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

1974Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

1835Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1916William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1980Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

November 15th Historical Events
Date Event
655
Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. 
1315
Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria 
1348
Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells 
1491
Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle" 
1492
Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco 
1492
In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder 
1515
Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal 
1527
Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods) 
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 
1620
Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod 
1660
First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City) 
1679
English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill 
1688
Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences 
1715
Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands 
1720
Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial 
1727
NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath 
1763
Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland 
1777
Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress 
1791
1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens 
1806
1st US 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 in 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
Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle 
1837
Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system 
1845
Opera "Maritana" is produced (London) 
1849
1st US poultry show opens in Boston 
1854
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession. 
1864
1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY 
1864
Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea" 
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 captured by Boers in Natal 
1901
james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco 
1902
Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist 
1903
Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague 
1911
Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins 
1914
Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia 
1916
William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross 
1919
US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty) 
1920
Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Nuremberg 
1920
Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection 
1920
League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva 
1921
KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions 
1922
British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second 
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 (NYC) 
1932
Walt Disney Art School created 
1934
Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium) 
1935
Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated 
1936
Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact 
1937
First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers 
1938
First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY 
1938
Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona 
1939
Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia 
1939
FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC 
1939
Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews 
1939
US 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 & AC Seagulls 
1940
NY 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 
1942
World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219. 
1944
Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank 
1945
The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame 
1946
House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley 
1946
Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP 
1947
Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG 
1947
Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal 
1948
Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada 
1948
Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada 
1949
KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1950
Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League) 
1951
Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore 
1951
NY 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, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins 
1955
Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement 
1956
"Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances 
1956
Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC 
1957
US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000 
1959
Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood). 
1959
Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17 
1960
Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks 
1960
USS G 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
UN bans nuclear arms 
1962
Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award 
1964
Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV 
1964
KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open 
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, FL (IND) begins broadcasting 
1967
The only fatality of the 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. 
1968
1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four" 
1969
1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back) 
1969
1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland) 
1969
250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War 
1969
Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & 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 NYC 
1972
Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays 
1972
White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP 
1973
Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war 
1974
Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK 
1974
International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis 
1975
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
1976
Syrian army conquerors Beirut 
1977
Pres 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
Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies 
1979
ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage 
1979
British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring 
1979
A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. 
1980
Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany 
1981
"Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances 
1982
Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev 
1982
4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut 
1983
75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy 
1983
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed 
1985
A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes. 
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
NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game 
1987
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
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) 
1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands. 
1989
"Batman" is released on video tape 
1989
"Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances 
1989
Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award 
1989
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1989
Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi 
1989
Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games 
1990
US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990 
1990
Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album 
1990
US 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 v SA, Durban) 
1993
Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM 
1993
Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher 
1993
13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba. 
1994
"Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances 
1994
6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45 
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 NYC for 601 performances 
1995
Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir 
1996
"Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs 
1997
19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help" 
1999
Next transit of Mercury visible in North America 
2000
A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people 
2000
New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India 
2002
Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China. 
2003
The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20. 
2005
Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines. 
2005
39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins 
2007
A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans. 
2012
At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts 
2012
Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion 
2012
The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter 
2013
5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India 
2013
Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day 
2014
Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense 
2014
World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth 
2014
The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case 
2014
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning 
2015
Ronda Rousey knocked out by Holly Holm in huge UFC upset 
2015
10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal 
2016
Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61 
2016
Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week 
2016
Apple stock extends losses after China warning about Trump 
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