November 15 events in history

565 Justin II succeeds his uncle Justinian I as emperor of the Byzantine Empire
655 Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria
1315 Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I
1532 Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire
1705 Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians)
1777 American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
1791 The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors
1806 Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)
1859 The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece
1864 American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea
1889 Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup
1914 Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League
1920 First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland
1920 The Free City of Danzig is established
1922 Over 1,000 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador
1926 The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations
1928 The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew
1935 Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second President of the Philippines
1939 In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial
1942 World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory
1943 The Holocaust: 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.)
1945 Venezuela joins the United Nations
1949 Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi
1951 Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial
1955 The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened
1959 The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas, which inspired Truman Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood
1966 Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean
1966 A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board
1967 The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert
1969 Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea
1969 Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death"
1971 Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004
1976 René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence
1978 A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183
1979 A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognized only by Turkey
1985 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes
1985 The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald
1987 Continental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver's Stapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash
1987 In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu
1988 In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight
1988 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council
1988 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands
1990 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38
1990 The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted
2000 A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people
2000 Jharkhand state comes into existence in India
2002 Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated
2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300. Additional bombings follow on November 20