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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 655Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
- 1942World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
- 1943Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put “on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps”. (see Porajmos)
- 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.
- 1969Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.
- 1987Continental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver, Colorado Stapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash.
- 1988In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
- 1988The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people.
Who were born on November 15?
- 1741Johann Kaspar Lavater, German philosopher (d. 1801)
- 1882Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1965)
- 1888Artie Matthews, songwriter, pianist, & ragtime composer (d. 1958)
- 1913Guy Green, English film director (d. 2005)
- 1932Petula Clark, English singer
- 1933Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
- 1950Egon Vaupel, German politician
- 1957Michael Woythe, German footballer
- 1970Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer
- 1988Zena Grey, American actress
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