15 November It Happened Today


1802  Death of English portrait painter George Romney.

1864  Under orders of General William T Sherman, the Union Army sets fire to Atlanta.

1891  Birth of German General Erwin Rommel.

1956  Elvis Presley’s film Love Me Tender premieres in New York.

1965  Craig Breedlove of the USA sets a new world land speed record of 613mph.

1968  The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth docked in Southampton at the end of her last transatlantic crossing.



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