November 15 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
7-5-3 Day Japan Observance
National Peace Day - Public holiday
America Recycles Day United states
National Bundt (Pan) Day - Weird
National Philanthropy Day - Weird
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - Weird
National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day - Weird
National Raisin Bran Cereal Day - Weird
Day off for Revolution Day Memorial Mexico National holiday
Republic Proclamation Day Brazil National holiday
Independence of Cartagena Colombia National holiday
Saint Leopold's Day Austria (Lower Austria, Vienna) State holiday

Historical Events on November 15

  • 1777: The Continental Congress finally approves the Articles of Confederation after a year and four months of solid debate during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1791: The first Catholic college in the United States – Georgetown University – opens for the first time on this day.
  • 1864: Union General William Sherman makes his now famous March to the Sea.
  • 1920: In Geneva, Switzerland, the League of Nations is assembled for the first time.
  • 1922: At a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador, approximately a thousand people are massacred during a strike.
  • 1926: NBC Radio Network starts 24 stations.
  • 1933: The first election is held in the country of Thailand.
  • 1942: During WWII, the Battle of Guadalcanal comes to a end. It’s an overwhelming victory for the Allies.
  • 1943: Under order from Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler, all Gypsies are ordered to be put into concentration camps as if they were Jews.
  • 1959: Members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas occur. These events lead Truman Capote to pen his non-fiction book “In Cold Blood.”
  • 1966: Gemini 12 lands safely in the Atlantic Ocean thereby completing Project Gemini’s final mission.
  • 1971: The microprocessor – the 4004 – is released by Intel. It’s the first single-chip processor to be released.
  • 1985: A package from the Unabomber that was addressed to a professor of the University of Michigan explodes – injuring a research assistant.
  • 1988: The unmanned space shuttle Buran is launched into space by the Soviet Union.
  • 1990: Flight STS-38 of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on this date.

Famous Birthdays on November 15

  • German-English astronomer William Herschel is born in 1738.
  • French-Canadian poet and playwright, Joseph Quesnel is born in 1746.
  • German lawyer and politician, Friedrich Ernst Scheller is born in 1791.
  • German novelist, playwright, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Gerhart Hauptmann is born in 1862.
  • American physician Sara Josephine Baker is born in 1873.

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