Selected anniversaries/November 15
November 15: Republic Day in Brazil (1889); Shichi-Go-San in Japan
- 655 – Penda of Mercia was defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria at the Battle of the Winwaed in modern-day Yorkshire, England.
- 1760 – The chapel of the new Castellania Palace (pictured) in Valletta, Malta, was consecrated.
- 1889 – Brazilian Emperor Pedro II of Brazil|Pedro II was overthrown in a coup led by Deodoro da Fonseca, and Brazil was proclaimed a republic.
- 1959 – Two men murdered a family in Holcomb, Kansas, U.S.; the events became the subject of Truman Capote's non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, a pioneering work of the true crime genre.
- 1968 – Vietnam War: American forces launched Operation Commando Hunt, a large-scale bombing campaign to prevent the People's Army of (North) Vietnam from transporting personnel and supplies along the Ho Chi Minh trail.
Madeleine de Scudéry (b. 1607) Émile Durkheim (d. 1917) María Santos Gorrostieta Salazar (d. 2012)