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Births, Deaths, and Events for 15 November

About This Day

     This is day 319 of the year 2018.
     There are 46 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "Creditors have much better memories than debtors."



1708   William Pitt the Elder - (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'
1738   Sir William Herschel - astronomer (discovered Uranus)
1874   August Krogh - Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920)
1887   Georgia O'Keeffe - Sun Prairie, WI, painter (Cow's Skull)
1891   Erwin Rommel - German field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1905   Mantovani - Venice Italy, orchestra leader (Mantovani)
1919   Joseph Albert Wapner - judge (People's Court)
1925   Howard Baker - (Sen-R-TN), presidential chief of staff
1929   Edward Asner - Kansas City, KS, actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
1934   Joanna Barnes - Boston, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)
1937   Yaphet Kotto - NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe)
1940   Sam Waterston - Cambridge, MA, actor (Law & Order, Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate)
1945   Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad - [Fryeda Anderson] Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
1946   Janet Lennon - Culver City, CA, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1951   Beverly D'Angelo - Columbus, OH, actress (Vacation, European Vacation)
1955   Oliver Conant - NYC, actor (Summer of '42)
1956   Ashley Cox - Dallas, TX, playmate (December 1977)
1968   James Brady - Brooklyn, NY, columnist (NY Post)
1970   Karin Von Breeschoteen - Rotterdam, Holland, Playmate (September 1989)
1970   Mirjam Von Breeschoteen - Rotterdam, Holland, Playmate (September 1989)
1972   Jonny Lee Miller - Surrey, UK, actor (Ćon Flux, Plunkett & Macleane, Trainspotting)
1977   Peter Mark Andrew Phillips - 9th in sucession to British throne (so don't let him cook Christmas dinner for the royals)



1280   Albertus Magnus - German scholar, dies at 87
1630   Johann Kepler - German astronomer, dies at 58
1958   Tyrone Power - actor, dies of a heart attack at 44
1978   Margaret Mead - anthropologist, dies in NY at 76
1984   Baby Fae - who received a baboon's heart, dies at California medical center



   National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
1492   In Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
1492   Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1763   Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777   Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791   1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806   Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak
1864   Sherman burns Atlanta
1869   Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1920   Free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection
1920   League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1926   NBC on-air debut with a radio network of 24 stations
1939   Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939   Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940   1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1941   Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1954   1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1957   US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000
1966   Gemini XII returns to Earth
1967   Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1969   250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War
1969   Janis Joplin accused of vulgar & indecent language in Tampa, FL
1972   Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1977   President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran (oops)
1978   183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1979   ABC-TV announces it will broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979   British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1982   Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid Brezhnev
1983   Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1987   28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9 die in crash at Denver
1988   91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
1988   PLO proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988   Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1990   President Bush signs the Clear Air Act of 1990
1990   Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
1990   US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit



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