November 15: Day of the Week
November 15, 2020 is the 320th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1315Battle of Morgarten: the Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
- 1791The first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
- 1806Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (it is later named Pikes Peak).
- 1859The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
- 1949Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
- 1959Four members of the Herbert Clutter Family are murdered at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.
- 1969Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.
- 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.
- 1985A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
- 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?
- 1791Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German jurist and politician (d. 1869)
- 1905Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
- 1931Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya
- 1932Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher
- 1936Wolf Biermann, German writer
- 1940Sam Waterston, American actor
- 1952Randy Savage, American professional wrestler (d. 2011)
- 1955Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow)
- 1980Ace Young, American singer
- 1986Coye Francies, American football player
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