UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

On Nov. 15, 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations was called to order in Geneva, Switzerland.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
The official opening of the League of Nations on Nov. 15, 1920 in Geneva, Switzerland. File Photo courtesy National Library of Norway

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2016 with 46 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Neptune and Uranus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include British statesman William Pitt ("The Elder") in 1708; British astronomer William Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, in 1738; Nobel Prize-winning physiologist August Krogh of Denmark in 1874; actor Lewis Stone in 1879; artist Georgia O'Keeffe in 1887; jurist Felix Frankfurter in 1882; diplomat W. Averell Harriman and World War II German Gen. Erwin Rommel, both in 1891; Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader, in 1905; U.S. Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay in 1906; TV personality and retired Judge Joseph Wapner in 1919 (age 97); actor Edward Asner in 1929 (age 87); pop singer Petula Clark in 1932 (age 84); actors Yaphet Kotto in 1937 (age 79) and Sam Waterston in 1940 (age 76); conductor Daniel Barenboim in 1942 (age 74); actor Beverly D'Angelo in 1951 (age 65); musician Kevin Eubanks in 1957 (age 59); and golf champion Lorena Ochoa in 1981 (age 35).


On this date in history:

RELATED UPI Archives: World league is assured

In 1791, Georgetown University, in what is now Washington, D.C., opened as the first Roman Catholic college in the United States.

In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea begins with the burning of Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations was called to order in Geneva, Switzerland.

RELATED UPI Archives: Japan stuns world, withdraws from league

In 1926, the NBC radio network made its debut.

In 1943, Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies be placed in Nazi concentration camps.

In 1956, "Walking through the city is made more difficult by masses of Hungarians streaming along in their search for food and wandering aimlessly through the wreckage, determined to continue their general strike until the Russians leave. They have nothing else to do."

RELATED UPI Archives: Germany withdraws from League of Nations, disarmament pact

In 1969, 250,000 people demonstrated in Washington against the Vietnam War.

In 1984, 5-week-old Baby Fae died after her body rejected the baboon heart she had lived with for 20 days at California's Loma Linda University Medical Center.

In 1987, 27 people were killed in the crash of a Continental Airlines DC-9 jet taking off from Denver in a snowstorm.

In 2004, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell submitted his resignation.


In 2010, a five-story building in New Delhi that housed migrant workers collapsed, killing at least 42 people, with 65 others hurt and many more feared buried in debris, and fire in a high-rise Shanghai apartment building, primarily a home for teachers, killed more than 40 people and injured dozens.

In 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Agmet Davutoglu announced Turkey had joined France and several Arab states in officially recognizing a coalition of rebels as legitimate leaders in war-torn Syria.

In 2013, a Chicago computer hacker, Jeremy Hammond, 28, linked to the group known as Anonymous, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cyberattacks on government and corporate sites, activities he described as "civil disobedience." The sentencing judge said Hammond had been "causing mayhem."

A thought for the day: "Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." -- Willam Penn

Latest Headlines


Follow Us