On This Day in History, November 15

Are you looking forward to that perfect date today? Do you have a feeling that this could be the best day of your life? How about we reminisce the major events that happened on this day in history?

We have come up with a list of historic events that took place in different geographic regions on November 15. Take a look!

  • 1902 – Leopold II, King of Belgium, almost assassinated by the Italian anarchist
  • 1904 –  King C. Gillette patented the Gillette razor blade.
  • 1920 –  League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva.
  • 1934 – Nobel for chemistry was awarded to Harold C Urey.
  • 1946 – Baseball player, Ted Williams, was picked as AL MVP.
  • 1948 – Mackenzie King retired after 22 years of being the Canadian Prime Minister.
  • 1954 – 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over the North Pole began.
  • 1961 – UN banned nuclear arms.
  • 1969 – An estimated 2 million people took part in the Vietnam War Moratorium Demonstration across the United States.
  • 1971 – Intel advertised a 4004-processor.
  • 1974 – In the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, the International Energy Agency was formed in Paris within the OECD framework.
  • 1985 – Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
  • 1988 – 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapsed.
  • 1990 – US President George W. Bush signed the Clear Air Act.
  • 1992 – Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.
  • 1999 – Representatives from China and the United States signed a major trade agreement that involved China’s membership in the World Trade Organization.
  • 2003 – First day of the Istanbul Bombings.
  • 2004 – Maria Sharapova became the first Russian to win tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship.
  • 2011 – Drake’s “Take Care” 2nd studio album was released, becoming Grammy Award Best Rap Album in 2013.
  • 2017 – Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of “Salvator Mundi” sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, a world record price for any artwork.

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