November 15th is known as Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day and I Love to Write Day.
We made it to day 319 of the year and there’s only 46 days left to go until we reach the new year.
Looking to increase your knowledge about this day? Let us quench that thirst with these intriguing facts and historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1969, the first Wendy’s restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio? It quickly became known for its square beef patties and “Frosty” desserts.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 15th in history!
What Events Happened On November 15 In History?
2013 Sony released their PlayStation 4 in North America and sold one million units within 24 hours.
2001 Microsoft entered the video game market with the launch of its first game console, the Xbox.
Much of the first Xbox's success came down to the game it was launched alongside, Halo. The Xbox sold more than 1.5 million units in the US alone by the end of the year.
1988 The Soviet Union’s uncrewed Buran space shuttle completed its first and only space flight.
The Buran was the first spaceplane created by the Soviet/Russian Buran space program. A second uncrewed flight was scheduled for 1993, but this was ultimately scrapped due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2002 the Buran space shuttle was destroyed when the hangar it was stored in collapsed.
1969 The first Wendy’s restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio, US.
1904 American businessman King Camp Gillette was granted his patent for the safety razor.
1849 The US held its first poultry show at Boston’s Public Garden.
1837 Isaac Pitman introduced his shorthand system “Stenographic Shorthand” for writing.
1835 Charles Darwin arrived at Tahiti on his second voyage and noted rich fertile lands and intelligent natives.
1806 Lieutenant Zebulon Pike spotted an unnamed mountain peak in the distance while exploring the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
While on the Pike Expedition, new parts of the area were being discovered, and as a result, the newly mapped peak was named Pikes Peak.
1777 The Continental Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation, which was the first rules of government for the newly-formed United States of America.
The Articles were replaced by the current US Constitution 12 years later.
1660 The first-ever licensed kosher butcher opened in New York City.
1620 English military officer Myles Standish lead 16 men to explore Cape Cod.
1492 Christopher Columbus wrote about tobacco use by the natives of New England.
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