November 15: Day of the Week
November 15, 2018 was the 319th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 46 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1777American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
- 1945Venezuela joins the United Nations.
- 1966A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
- 1969Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
- 1969In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s restaurant.
- 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.
- 1988In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
- 1988The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
- 2000Jharkhand state comes into existence in India.
- 2003The 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.
Who were born on November 15?
- 1868Emil Racovita, Romanian biologist, zoologist, speleologist and explorer of Antarctica (d. 1947)
- 1906Curtis LeMay, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1990)
- 1928C. W. McCall, American singer
- 1933Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
- 1939W. C. Clark, blues musician known for his influence on the Austin, Texas blues scene
- 1942Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-born conductor and pianist
- 1952Randy Savage, American professional wrestler (d. 2011)
- 1968Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
- 1970Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer
- 1977Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
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