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Thursday, November 15, 2018
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565 Justin II becomes Byzantine Emperor
1380King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
1863Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
1863Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1906TR is the 1st president to visit a foreign country, Panama
19101st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
1919Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
1935Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
1935The Philippine Commonwealth is established
1940Luftwaffe "coventryizes" Coventry
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: US secures command of the seas
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Navy & Marine a/c sink Japanese ships
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: BB Washington defeats Japanese squadron
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Japanese reinforcements land.
1944Chinese New 22nd Div takes Mantha, in northern Burma
1956Hungarian Revolution finally crushed by overwhelming Soviet forces
1968"National Turn in Your Draft Card Day"
1975Spain abandons Spanish Sahara
  Today in Military History 

Nov 15, 2018
1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1763Surveying of the Mason-Dixon Line is completed
1864Sherman burns what Confederates have left of Atlanta
1884Congress of Berlin carves up Africa among European powers
1889Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed, and a republic proclaimed
1899Anglo-Boer War: Winston Churchill is captured by the Boers
1899Anglo-Boer War: Leading elements of Army Corps arrive in Natal
1899Anglo-Boer War: Botha destroys armoured train near Chieveley
1914Benito Mussolini founds "Il popolo d'Italia", a pro-war newspaper
1920League of Nations establishes the Free City of Danzig
1938Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1940First 75,000 drafted men report for duty with Uncle Sam
1942Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Japanese scuttle BB Kirishima
1943U.S. bombers based in China attack harbor installations in Hong Kong.
1957US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years
1967Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1969250,000 demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington
1983Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  | -- Tomorrow -- | 

1532Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1621Catholics adopt Jan 1 as New Year's, Protestants don't, confusing chronology
1632Battle of Lutzen: Gustavus Adolfus's Swedes defeat Wallenstein's Imperials
1776Hessians capture Ft Washington, Manhattan
1776Dutch salute US Grand Union flag, in USS Andrew Doria, St. Eustatius
1778John Paul Jones writes, "I wish to go in harm's way."
1856USN helps RN reduce the Barrier Forts at Canton, China (to Nov 20)
1863Battle of Campbell's Station, TN
18946,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1914Pope Benedict XV calls for peace in WW I, is lambasted by all sides
1918Hungary secedes from the Hapsburg Empire
1933US and USSR establish diplomatic relations
1939German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1943U.S. sub Corvina sunk by Japanese submarine I-179 near Truk.
1947Brussels: 1,500 protest mild sentences given Nazi war criminals
1950Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
1982Maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Columbia
19896 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops