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TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 15


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 15

 

1920 - Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..

 

1922 - It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.

 

1937 - Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.

 

1942 - An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.

 

1957 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.

 

1960 - The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.

 

1963 - Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.

 

1965 - In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.

 

1976 - A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.

 

1984 - Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.

 

1985 - Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.

 

1988 - Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.

 

1990 - People's Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.

 

2007 - Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.

 

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