What Happened On This Day – November 15
2006 Al Jazeera English launched
The English language 24-hour news channel is owned and run by Al Jazeera Media Network based in Doha, Qatar.
1988 State of Palestine created
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) declared the creation of the state while in exile in Algiers, Algeria. The declaration designated eastern Jerusalem as the state's capital. Today, almost 70% of all UN members state recognize it as an independent country.
1956 Elvis Presley makes his movie debut
Love Me Tender, a black-and-white musical starred the American singer, who is also sometimes called the King of Rock and Roll. The movie was named after Presley's hit single by the same name.
1949 Assassins of MK Gandhi Executed in India
Nathuram Godse, Narayan Apte and 6 other co-conspirators of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi were hanged at the Ambala jail. On January 30, 1948, Godse who was unhappy about Gandhi's accommodation of India's Muslims shot Gandhi while he was out for his evening prayers.
1920 League of Nations meets for the first time
The general assembly of the international organization got together for the first time after being founded in January 1920. The League was created as a response to World War I and was entrusted by member states to maintain peace in the world.
Births On This Day,
1942 Daniel Barenboim
Argentine/Israeli conductor, pianist
1891 Erwin Rommel
German field marshal
1887 Georgia O'Keeffe
1886 René Guénon
1708 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Deaths On This Day,
1983 John Le Mesurier
1978 Margaret Mead
1917 Émile Durkheim
1908 Empress Dowager Cixi
1630 Johannes Kepler