November 15: Day of the Week
November 15, 2023 is the 319th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
- 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).
- 1920First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.
- 1928The RNLI Lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew.
- 1966Gemini program: Gemini 12 completes the program’s final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1969Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.
- 1983Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognised only by Turkey.
- 1990The People’s Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
- 2005Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
Who were born on November 15?
- 1660Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)
- 1874Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
- 1881Franklin Pierce Adams, American newspaper columnist (d. 1960)
- 1890Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)
- 1906Curtis LeMay, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1990)
- 1930J. G. Ballard, British author (d. 2009)
- 1932Petula Clark, English singer
- 1955Henry Corra, American documentarian
- 1956Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
- 1963Benny Elias, Australian rugby league footballer
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