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November 15: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(November 15, 1630)
In Regensburg, Germany, Johannes Kepler, the German astronomer who established three key laws of planetary motion, died. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 15, 1971)
Intel introduces the 4004, the world's first commercial single-chip CPU. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 15, 1978)
Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist whose popularity stemmed as much from the force of her personality and her outspokenness as from the quality of her scientific work, died at the age of 76. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 15, 2002)
Hu Jintao is elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, and a new Politburo Standing Committee of nine members is established. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 15, 2012)
The Communist Party of China elects Xi Jinping as General Secretary, and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is formed. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 15, 2013)
In North America, Sony released the PlayStation 4 and sold one million copies in less than 24 hours. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on November 15, 2017)
Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996).

(November 15, 2020)
Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix, securing his seventh drivers' title and equaling Michael Schumacher's all-time record. photo source: wikimedia.org

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