HISTORY

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL / STATE -

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.

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