TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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. vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.

On this date:

In 1777, the Sec­ond Con­ti­nen­tal Congress ap­proved the Ar­ti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion.

In 1806, ex­plorer Ze­bu­lon Pike sighted the moun­tain­top now known as Pikes Peak in present-day Colorado.

In 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.

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.

To­day’s Birthdays: Ac­tor Ed As­ner is 88. Singer Pe­tula Clark is 85. Co­me­dian Jack Burns is 84. Ac­tress Joanna Barnes is 83. Ac­tor Yaphet Kotto is 78. Ac­tor Sam Water­ston is 77. Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 72. Ac­tress Bev­erly D’An­gelo is 66. News cor­re­spon­dent John Roberts is 61. For­mer “Jay Leno Show” band­leader Kevin Eubanks is 60. Ac­tress Shai­lene Wood­ley is 26. Ac­tress-dancer Emma Du­mont is 23.

Thought for To­day: “In seek­ing wis­dom thou art wise; in imag­in­ing that thou has at­tained it thou art a fool.” — Si­mon Ben Az­zai, 2nd cen­tury (A.D.) Jewish scholar.

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