TODAY IN HISTORY
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.