This was 320th day of the year and 46 days remained in the year.

November 15 Birthdays

Erwin Rommel
1891–1944, German Field Marshal.

William Pitt
statesman (1708)

William Herschel
astronomer (1738)

Felix Frankfurter
jurist (1882)

Marianne Moore
poet (1887)

Georgia O'Keeffe
painter (1887)

William Averell Harriman
public official (1891)

Edward Asner
actor (1929)

November 15 in History


Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line.


The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution.


Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.


The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt.


About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC.


Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader.

More on 2012; |Return to perpetual calendar

Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.