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November – 15 | Indian History

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year

What happened in India on 15 November?

15-November-1621 – Jahangir captured Kakda Fort.

15-November-1817 – Battle of Yerwada.

15-November-1830 – Ram Mohun Roy sailed for England. He was the first Indian Brahmin (then ‘Brahmo’) to go to England.


15-November-1875 – Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, was born at Ulihatu, Ranchi district, Bihar.

15-November-1911 – First meeting of the governing body of the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) was held at the Plague Laboratory, Bombay, under the Chairmanship of Sir Harcourt Butler.

15-November-1913 – Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), received the message that he was awarded with Noble Prize in literature for his collection of poems “Gitanjali” . He was the first Indian to be awarded with Noble Prize.

15-November-1920 – Assembly meeting of the League of Nations.

15-November-1921 – 16 Gurkha troops killed by anti-British rebels.

15-November-1932 – Surinder Kumar Mehra, Air Chief Marshal, was born in Delhi.

15-November-1937 – Jayshankar Prasad, famous Hindi writer, died. His works include the epic (mahakavya) “Kamayanee” and plays “Chandra Gupt” and “Skand Gupt”.

15-November-1949 – Nathuram Vinayak Godse and Narayan Dattatreya Apte were hanged to death in Ambala Jail for Gandhi’s murder.

15-November-1982 – Acharya Vinoba Bhave, great freedom fighter and social reformer, died (88 years) in Pawnar Ashram at Wardha near Nagpur, Maharashtra.


15-November-1982 – S. N. Katkar, famous poet and former editor of ‘Yugvani’, passed.

15-November-1988 – Dalai Lama agreed for less then independent country to save the cultural heritage of Tibet.

15-November-1989 – Test debut of Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Yunus at Karachi.

15-November-1991 – Import curbs on capital goods relaxed.

15-November-1991 – Insurance official Dr. S.L. Khosa freed in Kashmir in exchange for a militant.

15-November-1992 – 37 die in a landslide at Meghamalai near Chinnamanur.

15-November-1992 – At least 170 people die in heavy rains and floods in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

15-November-1992 – Praveen Amre scores century (103) on Test Cricket debut vs South Africa at Durban.

15-November-1993 – IA Airbus with 272 on board forcelands on a paddy field near Tirupati; all passengers safe.

15-November-1993 – Supreme Court rules that the CEC is supreme.

15-November-1995 – Qiao Shi, Chairman of the standing committee of the Chinese National Peoples’ Congress, arrives in New Delhi to advance Sino-Indian relations.


15-November-1997 – INS Delhi’ commissioned.

15-November-1998 – Naresh & Girdhari Lal Yadav win the National Enterprise sailing championship in Mumbai.

15-November-1999 – Notorious criminal Surendra alias Dolatpuri is shot dead in a police encounter at Khatavli, Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

15-November-1999 – The no-confidence motion moved against Om Prakash Chautala by the opposition failed in Haryana.

15-November-2000 – India cancels cricket series with Pakistan in January next on account of Islamabad’s ”hostile propaganda”.

15-November-2000 – Congress(I) gives a thumping mandate to Sonia Gandhi.


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