22 fun facts for November, 15

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
On November 15, historically significant events include the first assembly of the League of Nations, the founding of NBC, and the birth of Georgia O'Keeffe. Additionally, Brazil celebrates Republic Day, and America celebrates America Recycles Day on this date. Other notable facts include the invention of Wi-Fi technology and the release of the Commodore 64 computer.
22 Fun facts
  1. George Spahn, owner of the Spahn Ranch where Charles Manson and his followers lived, was born on November 15, 1889. The ranch became infamous as the cult's base of operations during their 1969 killing spree.
  2. Brazil celebrates Republic Day on November 15, commemorating the day in 1889 when the Brazilian monarchy was overthrown and the federal republic was established.
  3. On November 15, 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations took place in Geneva, Switzerland. This intergovernmental organization was created to maintain world peace and cooperation following World War I.
  4. November 15 is the Romanian National Toponymy Day. Romanian toponymy refers to the study of names of Romanian places and their origins, as well as the naming conventions used.
  5. On November 15, 1959, the murder of the Clutter family occurred in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. This gruesome event was later documented by Truman Capote in his true crime novel, "In Cold Blood."
  6. The Commodore 64 computer was released on November 15, 1982. This classic computer remains the best-selling single personal computer model of all time.
  7. On November 15, 1942, Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil received a patent for the frequency-hopping spread-spectrum technology. This invention is the basis for many modern-day wireless communication technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  8. November 15 is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to promoting recycling and the purchasing of recycled products in the United States.
  9. On November 15, 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was founded by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). NBC is one of America's oldest and most successful broadcast television networks.
  10. November 15 is the International Day of the Flamenco, designated by UNESCO to celebrate the cultural importance of this traditional Spanish dance and musical genre.
  11. On November 15, 1966, NASA launched the Gemini XII mission. This marked the final flight of the Gemini program, which served as a precursor to the Apollo program that would land humans on the moon.
  12. The world-renowned painter, Georgia O'Keeffe, was born on November 15, 1887. She is best known for her striking and innovative artwork depicting various forms of nature from flowers to landscapes.
  13. In 1708, on November 15, British astronomer and mathematician, Edmond Halley, predicted the return of Halley's Comet, which would reappear in 1758 as he predicted.
  14. November 15 is "I Love to Write Day," designed to encourage people of all ages to tap into their creative writing skills and pen their thoughts, stories, or poems.
  15. On November 15, 1969, Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's fast-food restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. Today, Wendy's is the third-largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world.
  16. In 1932, the Wyandotte Constitution was adopted in Kansas, leading to the formation of the new state of Kansas. The constitution laid out the framework and organization of Kansas' state government, which is still in use today.
  17. On November 15, 1864, Union Major General William Tecumseh Sherman began his famous "March to the Sea" during the American Civil War, which would ultimately lead to the capture of Savannah, Georgia.
  18. Polish Independence Day is celebrated on November 11, but in 2018, the centennial celebrations continued until November 15, as the country marked 100 years of independence after gaining sovereignty in 1918 following World War I.
  19. Australian rules football player, Phil Maylin, made history on November 15, 1980, by kicking the first-ever goal in a VFL/AFL night premiership match between Carlton and Collingwood.
  20. On November 15, 1935, the Philippines Commonwealth was established under the guidance of the United States as preparation for full independence, which would occur a decade later on July 4, 1946.
  21. Beloved children's author, Astrid Lindgren, creator of the Pippi Longstocking series, received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contributions to children's literature on November 15, 1958.
  22. The famous French ship, SS France, made her maiden transatlantic voyage from Le Havre to New York City on November 15, 1961, setting a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean.