Es passierte an einem 15 November

1917 : Georges Clemenceau becomes prime minister

On November 15, 1917, Georges Clemenceau was appointed Prime Minister, as the war seemed endless with immeasurable loss of life.
President Raymond Poincare recalled Clemenceau , even if he did not get along at all with him, to fight against the defeatism inside the government and the voices that called for the end of the war.
Clemenceau hold the country together and support the troops by refusing any surrender and then could see the German surrender in November 1918.

1943 : Himmler orders that Gypsies were also sent to concentration camps

On November 15, 1943, Himmler, the chief of police of Nazi Germany, released his order to send the Gypsies in concentration camps. Most of the Gypsies were already in labor camps.

1978 : Plane crash in Sri Lanka

On November 15, 1978, a plane carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca to Indonesia, crashed shortly before the landing strip of the Colombo airport where it was to make a stop. The pilots had made ​​several mistakes in the process of descent of the aircraft. 183 people were killed but 47 managed to escape the burning aircraft.

2003 : Bombings in Istanbul

On November 15, 2003, two truck bombs exploded near synagogues in Istanbul. 27 people were killed, mostly Turkish Muslims and 300 more were injured. 5 days later, two other trucks exploded near a bank and the British Consulate. The terrorists, mostly Syrian or Turkish, claimed to be al-Qaeda affiliates.

2007 : Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh

On November 15, 2007, Cyclone Sidr, a category 4 (category 5 at times) cyclone, formed in the Bay of Bengal with winds exceeding 260km/h, hit the coast of Bangladesh. A 5-meter storm surge covered many cities and fields. The rice harvest was lost and the protected mangrove of Sundarbans was devastated. Nearly 5,000 people were killed. But thanks to shelters built to protect against disaster, the casualties were much smaller than in 1991 when 140,000 people were killed. Meanwhile, damages to property where even more important in 2007 than in 1991.

Zitat des Tages : 15 November

Georges Clemenceau
It is far easier to make war than peace.

Geburtstage : 15 November

Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (1607)
William Herschel, German English astronomer (1738)
August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1874)
Lewis Stone, American actor (1879)
René Guénon, French writer (1886)
Marianne Moore, American poet (1887)
Erwin Rommel, German general (1891)
Claus von Stauffenberg, German officer and member of the Resistance (1907)
Edward Asner, American actor (1929)
Mwai Kibaki, 3rd President of the republic of Kenya (1931)
Pascal Lissouba, President of the Republic of the Congo (1992-1997) (1931)
Petula Clark, English singer (1932)
Yaphet Kotto, American actor (1937)
Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer (1940)
Sam Waterston, American actor (1940)
Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor (1942)
Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (1951)
Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005) (1954)
Ray McKinnon, American actor and director (1957)
François Ozon, French director (1967)
Uschi Disl, German biathlete (1970)
Jonny Lee Miller, English actor (1972)
Marie Fugain, French actress (1973)
Virginie Ledoyen, French actress (1976)
Sean Murray, American actor (1977)
Jenifer Dadouche Bartoli, French singer (1982)
Laura Smet, French actress (1983)
Shailene Woodley, American actress (1991)
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