On November 15:
1515 Thomas Wolsey wass invested as a Cardinal.
1532 Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca.
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrived in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
1708 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born.
1769 Captain James Cook raised the British flag at Mercury Bay and claimed the area in the name of King George III.
1791 The first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opened.
1854 the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, was given the royal concession.
1861 The first issue of the Otago Daily Times was published.
1889 Brazil was declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II was deposed in a military coup.
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshal, “The Desert Fox”, was born.
Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan, was born.
1903 Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer, was born.
1905 Mantovani, Italian-born composer, was born.
1926 The NBC radio network opened with 24 stations.
1928 C. W. McCall, American singer, was born.
1932 Petula Clark, English singer, was born.
1942 Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-born conductor and pianist, was born.
1942 First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
1942 The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
1945 Roger Donaldson, Australian- born New Zealand film producer/director.
1945 Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad, Norwegian (By Birth) singer (ABBA) was born.
1960 The Polaris missile was test launched.
1966 Gemini 12 splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1971 Intel released the world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was founded. Recognised only by Turkey.
1985 The Anglo-Irish Agreement was signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
1988 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, was launched in the Netherlands.
1990 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched with flight STS-38.
2002 – Hu Jintao became general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.