November 15th - 319th Day of the Year
Swiss soldiers ambush and slaughter invading Austrians in the battle of Morgarten.
The explorer Francisco Pizarro enters Cuzco, Peru.
The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors.
The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress.
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party reach the mouth of the Columbia River, completing their trek to the Pacific.
Explorer Zebulon Pike discovers the Colorado Peak that bears his name, despite the fact that he didn't climb it.
Union Major General William T. Sherman's troops set fires that destroy much of Atlanta's industrial district prior to beginning Sherman's March to the Sea.
The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City.
The American Federation of Labor is founded.
M. Metrot takes off in a Voisin biplane from Algiers, making the first manned flight in Africa.
- Kerensky flees and Bolsheviks take command in Moscow.
- 76-year-old Georges Clemenceau is named prime minister of France for the second time.
Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..
It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.
General strikes and riots paralyze Madrid, Spain.
Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.
An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.
The 17th Paris Air Show opens at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees. It is the first show of this kind since World War II.
Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.
The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.
Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.
- 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.
- At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, 28-year-old Californian Craig Breedlove sets a new land-speed record–600.601 miles an hour–in his car, the Spirit of America.
A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.
President Jimmy Carter welcomes Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, and his wife, Empress (or “Shahbanou”) Farrah, to Washington.
Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.
Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.
People's Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.
Microsoft releases the Xbox gaming console dramatically influencing the history of consumer entertainment technology.
Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.
The Shelby County Historical Society would like to thank the following area businesses for their support:
KNOD, Harlan Newspaper, Hy-Vee, Milk & Honey, Farm Table Delivery, Nelson Farm Supply, Shelby County Physical Therapy, Shelby County State Bank, State Farm-EJ Leinen, Town & Country Credit Union, Ouren Real Estate, and ThinkSpace IT.
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