TODAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Nov. 15, 1942

The naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal ended dur­ing World War II with a de­ci­sive U.S. vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1777

The Sec­ond Con­ti­nen­tal Congress ap­proved the Ar­ti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion.

1806

Ex­plorer Ze­bu­lon Pike sighted the moun­tain­top now known as Pikes Peak in present-day Colorado.

1864

Dur­ing the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. Wil­liam T. Sher­man be­gan their “March to the Sea” from At­lanta; the cam­paign ended with the cap­ture of Sa­van­nah on Dec. 21.

1889

Brazil was pro­claimed a repub­lic as its em­peror, Dom Pe­dro II, was over­thrown.

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