This day in #History 1511


This day in #history 1511

November 15th

1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted by
Continental Congress

1884 – Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl
conference in Berlin

1889 – Dom Pedro II , Emperor of Brazil , deposed ;
republic proclaimed

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill
captured by Boers in Natal

1901 – James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for
heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

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

1932 – Walt Disney Art School created

1934 – Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey
(deuterium )

1935 – Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

1961 – UN bans nuclear arms

1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
proclaimed

1988 – PLO proclaims State of Palestine , recognizes
Israeli existence

2000 – New state of Jharkhand comes into existence
in India

2002 – Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the
Communist Party of China .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1931 – Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya

FAMOUS DEATHS

1630 – Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

1919 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913 ),
dies

1919 – Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian
political figure .

1994 – James Winston Watts , developer of the
Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90

Famous Wedding

1997 – “Rescue 911 ” TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

2005 – Emperor Akihito’s daughter Princess Sayako (36 ) weds Yoshiki Kuroda ( 40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

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