Events on Nov 15

  • 1316Jan I becomes King of France, dies 4 days later
  • 1348Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 14916 Jews and 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
  • 1491Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
  • 1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
  • 1492In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
  • 1527Treaty of Beautiful garden (Emperor-Ecclesiastical goods)
  • 1532Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
  • 1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
  • 1577Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
  • 1583Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
  • 16601st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
  • 1679English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
  • 1715Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to the Netherlands
  • 1727New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
  • 1763Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 1777Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
  • 17911st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 18061st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes the 1st issue
  • 1806Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 1813Allied troops occupies Groningen
  • 1813Tax revolt in Amsterdam
  • 1824Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
  • 1826Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java / Madura
  • 1827Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • 1835HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti
  • 1837Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
  • 1845Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • 18491st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • 18641st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, New York

Born on Nov 15

  • 1316Jean I: King of France (November 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 4 days)
  • 1397Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli]: Italy -- Pope (1447-55)
  • 1559Albrecht: Archduke of Austrian / cardinal-Archbishop of Toledo
  • 1604Davis Mell: Composer
  • 1619Philips Koninck: Amsterdams painter / etcher
  • 1640Nicolaus Adam Strungk: Composer
  • 1696Gerhardus Havingha: Composer
  • 1705Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Composer
  • 1738F William Herschel: German / English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
  • 1741Johann C Lavater: Switzerland -- Vicar / philosopher
  • 1746Joseph Quesne: Composer
  • 1755Jan Blanken: Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • 1774William Horsley: Composer
  • 1775Georges-Julien Sieber: Composer
  • 1793Michel Chasles: French mathematician (geometry)
  • 1800George Rodwell: Composer
  • 1814Pleasant Adam Hackleman: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1815John Banvard: NYC, New York -- Painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
  • 1816Joseph Bennett Plummer: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1829Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer: MP / critic (Akbar)
  • 1836Pierce Manning Butler Young: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 1862Adolf Bartels: German folk art writer
  • 1862Gerhart Hauptmann: Germany -- Author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912)
  • 1872Robert Marquess of Flers: French author (Habit Vert)
  • 1874Schack August Steenberg Krogh: Denmark -- Physiologist (Nobel-1920)
  • 1878Bela Reinitz: Composer
  • 1879Lewis Stone: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
  • 1881Franklin P Adams: Chicago, Illinois -- Columnist (Information Please)
  • 1882Felix Frankfurter: Vienna, Austria -- 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)
  • 1887Hitoshi Asida: Japanese politician

Died on Nov 15

  • 0565Justitianus I [Petrus Sabbatius]: Byzantine Emperor (527-65)
  • 1194Margaretha van Elzas: Wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen
  • 1280Albertus Magnus the Great: German leader / Bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
  • 1630Johann Kepler: German astronomer, dies at 58
  • 1634Johann Staden: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1658Jacobus Revius [Reefsen]: Theologist / writer / poet, dies at about 72
  • 1670Jan A Comenius [Komensky]: Czech / Netherlands educator / philosopher
  • 1691Albert Cuyp: Landscape painter, buried at 71
  • 1788Peregrinus Pogl: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1812Eagle Fokke Simonsz: Writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
  • 1815Johann Lukas Schubaur: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1831Vincenc Masek: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1832Jean Baptiste Say: French economist, dies at 63
  • 1842Joseph Rastrelli: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1848P Rossi: Italian, murdered
  • 1863Frederik VII: 1st constitutional King of Denmark (childless)
  • 1897John Mercer Langston: US black jurist, dies at 67
  • 1907Horatio Richmond Palmer: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1908Cixi [the old Buddha]: Empress-widow of China
  • 1910Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus]: German author, dies at 79
  • 1918Georges Antoine: Composer, dies at 26
  • 1919Alfred Werner: Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
  • 1931Cornelis A J van Dishoeck: Publisher
  • 1944Maarten Reuchlin: Resistance fighter, executed
  • 1954Lionel Barrymore [Blythe]: Actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
  • 1955Lloyd Bacon: Director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • 1958Tyrone Power: Actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1961Douglas Walton: Actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1961Elsie Ferguson: Actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 76
  • 1963Fritz Reiner: Hung / US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74

Historical events on November 16

  • 1380French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • 1532Pizarro captures Incan Emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
  • 1572Don Frederiks troops occupy / plunder Zutphen
  • 16761st colonial prision organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1677French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1700Monarch of Brandenburg becomes King of Prussia
  • 1763English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
  • 1764Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 1771West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname
  • 17761st gun salute - for US Andrea Doria at Ft St. Eustatius
  • 1776British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 1798Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
  • 18011st edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1811Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  • 1835Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 1841Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • 1841N E Guerin of New York patents cork-filled life preserver
  • 1856Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • 1864Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • 1864Union General William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
  • 1870Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • 1875Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1875William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • 1882British HMS Flirt fire at and destroy Abari village in Niger
  • 18946,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • 1894French Captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa
  • 19013 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4 / 5 seconds
  • 1905Netherlands / Russian Count Witte becomes Premier of Russia
  • 1907Oklahoma becomes 46th state
  • 1909EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms

Born on November 16

  • 1569Paul Sartorius: Composer
  • 1587Joost van den Vondel: Cologne, Germany -- Dutch poet / dramatist (Jephtha)
  • 1615Guillaume Dumanoir: Composer
  • 1642Cornelis Evertsen the Younger: Dutch buccaneer / Lieutenant Admiral of Zeeland
  • 1653Joan van Hoorn: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684Abraham Alewijn: Dutch poet / playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715Girolamo Abos: Composer
  • 1720Carlo Antonio Campioni: Composer
  • 1730Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren: Zealand-Flanders Physician
  • 1757Daniel Read: Composer
  • 1762Petronella Moens: Frisian author / poetess
  • 1766Rodolphe Kreitzer: France -- Composer / virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780Robert Archibald Smith: Composer
  • 1793Francis Danby: Irish painter
  • 1807Francois Hainl: Composer
  • 1810Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken: Composer
  • 1822Charles Smith Hamilton: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
  • 1835Elliott Warren Rice: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
  • 1840Frederick Scotson Clark: Composer
  • 1854Jules van de Heuvel: Belgian lawyer / politician
  • 1860Edmund Schuecker: Composer
  • 1861Vaclav Suk: Composer
  • 1870Alfred Hill: Composer
  • 1873W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy: Alabama, United States -- Jazz star (St. Louis Blues)
  • 1874Johanna HC Albregt: Dutch actress (Dumb August) / Wife of Henri Dons
  • 1883Eugeen Van de Velde: Flemish musicologist / composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1887Philip Frohman: US architect
  • 1888Burnet Corwin Tuthill: NYC, New York -- Composer (Laurentia)
  • 1888Clinton Golden: Pennsylvania, United States -- Founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco: French author / poet (Gogol)

Died on November 16

  • 1271Henry III: King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford)
  • 1512Gerbrand Mockema: Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512Jemme Herjuwsma: Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548Caspar Cruciger: German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603Pierre Charron: French philosopher / theologian
  • 1667Nathaniel Schnittelbach: Composer, dies at 34
  • 1668Antoon Anselmo: South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1706Cornelis Evertsen: Mutineer / ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 1724Jack Sheppard: English robber, hanged
  • 1766Dominikus Zimmermann: German Architect / painter, dies at 81
  • 1775Marian Paradeiser: Composer, dies at 28
  • 1797Frederik Willem II: King of Prussia (1786-97), dies at 53
  • 1808Mustapha IV: Sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831Karl von Clausewitz: Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835Louis Angely: German comedic Poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1885Louis Riel: French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
  • 1890Johann A H Scheler: Belgian man of letters / librarian, dies at 71
  • 1893George Alexander Osborne: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1909Francis Thome: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1924Edward Everett Rice: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1932Carry van Bruggen [de Haan]: Dutch Author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934Joachim Ringelantz: Writer
  • 1935Kurt Schindler: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1943Marcel Verhamme: Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1945Kaarlo Sarkia: Finnish Poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1955Tomasz Arciszewski: Polish Premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1957Cora Witherspoon: Actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • 1958Warner Fabian [S Adams]: US Author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1960Clark Gable: Actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59
  • 1961Sam Rayburn: Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79