Today is Wednesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2017. There are 46 days left in the year.
Today’ s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victor y over Japanese forces.
On this date:
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Con federation.
In 1889, Brazil was proclaimed a republic as its emperor, Dom Pedro II, was over thrown.
In 1926, the National Broadcasting Company began operating its radio network.
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic.