Today is Thursday, November 15, 2018.


1316 Jean I, king of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 4 days)
1397 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)
1559 Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo
1604 Davis Mell, composer
1619 Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
1640 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer
1696 Gerhardus Havingha, composer
1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer
1708 William Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'
1731 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
1738 Sir William Herschel, astronomer, discovered Uranus
1738 Sir William Herschel, astronomer, discovered Uranus
1738 F William Herschel, German/English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
1741 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
1746 Joseph Quesne, composer
1755 Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer
1774 William Horsley, composer
1775 Georges-Julien Sieber, composer
1793 M. Chasles --1880
1793 M. Chasles --1880
1793 M. Chasles --1880
1793 M. Chasles --1880
1793 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)
1793 M. Chasles --1880
1794 F.A. Taurinus --1874
1794 F.A. Taurinus --1874
1794 F.A. Taurinus --1874
1794 F.A. Taurinus --1874
1794 F.A. Taurinus --1874
1800 George Rodwell, composer
1814 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1815 John Banvard, NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
1816 Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1829 Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer, MP/critic (Akbar)
1836 Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1840 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]
1862 Gerhart Hauptmann, German writer (Before Dawn) (Nobel 1912)
1862 Gerhart Hauptmann, German writer (Before Dawn) (Nobel 1912)
1862 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer
1862 Gerhart Hauptmann, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912)
1872 Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)
1874 Schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920)
1878 Bela Reinitz, composer
1879 Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1881 Franklin P Adams, Chicago Ill, columnist (Information Please)
1882 Felix Frankfurter, Vienna Aust, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)
1886 Pedro Sanju n, San Sebastian, Spain, composer (Castilla)
1887 Georgia O'Keeffe, in Sun Prairie Wisconsin, painter
1887 Georgia O'Keeffe, in Sun Prairie Wisconsin, painter
1887 Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie Wisc, sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull)
1887 Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
1887 Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)
1887 Ren‚ Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
1888 James Morrison, Mattoon IL, actor (Little Detectives)
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshall, the "Desert Fox"
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshall, the "Desert Fox"
1891 Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal (WW II-African campaign)
1891 W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
1895 Ina Claire, actress (Claudia, Ninotchka, Rebound)
1897 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
1898 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
1902 Frederico Freitas, composer
1902 Jack Ingram, IL, actor (2« Stars, Law of the West, Roaring Westward)
1903 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
1904 Tilly Losch, Vienna Austria, actress (Garden of Allah)
1906 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
1907 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
1909 Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
1913 Rick Schagen, Dutch actress (Saartje-Swiebertje)
1914 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
1914 Jorge Bolet, Havana Cuba, pianist (C'eurties Instituka)
1916 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados
1917 Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
1919 Carol Bruce, [Shirley Levy], Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian-WKRP)
1919 Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)
1922 Francesco Rosi, Naples Italy, director (Lucky Luciano)
1922 Giorgio Manganelli, writer
1922 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
1923 Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)
1925 Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
1925 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
1929 Ed Asner
1929 Ed Asner
1929 Ed Asner
1929 Ed Asner
1929 Ed Asner
1929 Edward Asner, KC Kansas, actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
1930 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
1930 Whitman Mayo, NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)
1931 Jan Terlouw, Dutch MP (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)
1931 John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum)
1932 Petula Clark
1932 Petula Clark
1932 Petula Clark
1932 Petula Clark
1932 Petula Clark
1932 Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)
1932 Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
1933 Barbara Carson, Memphis Tn, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country)
1933 Jack Burns, Boston Mass, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)
1934 Joanna Barnes, Boston, actr (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)
1934 Peter Dickinson, composer
1935 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
1935 Peter John Welding, record producer
1936 Wolf Biermann, writer
1937 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
1937 Yaphet Kotto, NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe, Homicide)
1939 Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], Miami Fla, actor (Blacula, Roots)
1940 Sam Waterston
1940 Sam Waterston
1940 Sam Waterston
1940 Sam Waterston
1940 Sam Waterston
1940 Sam Waterson, Cambridge Mass, actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate)
1941 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
1942 Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
1943 Roger Donaldson, director (Cocktail, Cadillac Man, White Sands)
1945 Frida Lyngstad
1945 Frida Lyngstad
1945 Frida Lyngstad
1945 Frida Lyngstad
1945 Frida Lyngstad
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
1946 Carmine Appice, NYC, rock drummer (Vanilla Fudge)
1946 Janet Lennon, Culver City Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1947 William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
1948 Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
1950 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
1951 Dave Zelmon, rocker
1952 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
1953 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
1954 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
1954 Beverly D'Angelo, Columbus Ohio, actress (Vacation, European Vacation)
1955 Oliver Conant, NYC, actor (Summer of '42)
1956 Ashley Cox, Dallas Texas, playmate (December, 1977)
1957 Joe Leeway, rocker (Thompson Twins)
1957 Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
1958 Marty Davis, San Jose Cat, tennis star
1960 Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)
1963 Gideon Joe Ng, Toronto Ontario, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1963 Michele McAnany, LA Calif, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
1966 Petra Huber, Austria, tennis star
1967 Greg Anthony, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics)
1967 Harvey Franklin, WLAF WR (Amsterdam Admirals)
1967 Laura Garrone, Italy, tennis star
1967 Michiyoshi Ohara, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1967 Pedro Borbon, Mao Dom Rep, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1967 Scott Schrader, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Golden State)
1968 Brenda Alyce Bassett, Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
1968 James Brady, Brooklyn NY, columnist (NY Post)
1969 Helen Kelesi, Canada, tennis star
1969 Peter Martin, cricketer (Lancashire & England pace bowler 1995)
1970 Cecil Doggette, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 Karin van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
1970 Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Oly-98)
1970 Mirjam van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
1971 Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)
1971 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)
1971 Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
1972 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
1972 Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Jorge Diaz, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973 Rachel Kathleen English, Thomaston Ga, Miss America-Georgia (1996)
1974 Fred Brock, wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1976 Jessica Amey, Montreal Quebec, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)
1977 Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, 9th in succession to British throne
1981 Natalie Lacuesta, Chicago Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)


Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
1315 Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I (II?) of Austrian
1316 Jan I becomes king of France, dies 4 days later
1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1491 6 Jews & 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
1491 Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 In Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
1527 Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
1532 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
1583 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
1660 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
1679 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1688 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay England
1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1727 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1763 Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
1777 Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Govt, publishes 1st issue
1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1813 Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1824 Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
1826 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1827 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti
1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
1845 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1849 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
1864 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
1864 Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta
1869 Free Postal Delivery formally inaugurated.
1869 Free Postal Delivery formally inaugurated.
1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1870 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded in Pittsburgh
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded in Pittsburgh
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1882 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl conference in Berlin
1887 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal
1901 Heavyweight James J Jeffries KOs Gus Ruhlin in SF
1901 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1903 Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland," premieres in Prague
1904 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1911 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
1914 Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
1919 Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1920 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg
1920 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
1922 British Conservative wins election/Labour 2nd party
1924 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1926 National Broadcasting Company goes on-the-air, with 24 stations
1926 National Broadcasting Company goes on-the-air, with 24 stations
1926 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
1932 Walt Disney Art School created
1934 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
1935 Philippine Islands become a self-governing U.S. Commonwealth
1935 Philippine Islands become a self-governing U.S. Commonwealth
1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1936 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1937 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
1938 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check.
1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check.
1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
1939 FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
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
1940 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
1940 NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1944 Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1945 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of
1946 Joseph McCarthy's HUAC interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
1949 KRON (Channel 4, San Francisco) signs on, from 7 to 10 PM.
1949 KRON (Channel 4, San Francisco) signs on, from 7 to 10 PM.
1949 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
1950 Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1955 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender," premieres in NYC
1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
1959 Robert White & Perry Smith kill Clutters
1959 Cleve Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
1960 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 UN bans nuclear arms
1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1967 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1969 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor
1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1973 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
1974 Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK
1975 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
1977 Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1978 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 Brit govt identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
1981 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
1982 Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1986 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1989 "Batman" is released on video tape
1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
1989 Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in NYC
1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn't sing on their album
1990 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1991 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
1993 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
1994 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
1994 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1995 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
1995 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1996 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
1997 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1997 William Shatner (66) weds Norine Kidd
1999 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

That's all for today.

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