November 15th

1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece. The Olympic Games began in Ancient Greece and was a popular event.

1926 – The NBC network opens with 24 radio stations across America.

1943 – Heinrich Himmler categorises Gypsies and Jews in the same bracket, saying the Gypsies need  to be placed in Concentration Camps.

1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

1969 – In 1969, 250,000-500,000 people demonstrate peacefully against the Vietnam War.

1969 – The first Wendy’s restaurant opens in Ohio. (I have been told it does lovely food – it is like a better McDonalds, so I’ve been told)

1978 – In Sri Lanka, 183 die in a plane crash. This is the third, but first major, plane crash to occur on this date.

1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed between Margaret Thatcher and Taoiseach FitzGerald.

1987 – A Douglas DC-9 crashes in a snowstorm in Colorado, killing 28 while 54 survive. (The previously mentioned plane crash was a Douglas DC-8! Not a good day for the Douglas fleet of planes)

2003 – Two car bombs explode in Istanbul killing 25 and injuring a further 300.

2007 – A cyclone hits Bangladesh killing over 5000 people.

Births

Alvin Plantinga – Philosopher (1932), Andrew Castle – ex-Tennis player&TV Presenter (1963), Chad Kroeger – Singer, Nickelback (1974)

Number 1s

Johnston Brothers – Hernando’s Hideaway (1955)

Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires – It’s Now Or Never (1960)

Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (1966)

ABBA – The Name of The Game (1977)

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl (1983)

T’Pau – China In Your Hand (1987)

Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You (1992)

Cher – Believe (1998)

Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway (2009)

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