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 (cq) 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.

In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12, the fi­nal mis­sion of the Gemini pro­gram, ended suc­cess­fully as astro­nauts James A. Lovell and Ed­win “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the At­lantic af­ter spend­ing four days in or­bit.

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. Ac­tor Bob Gun­ton is 72. Ac­tress Bev­erly D’An­gelo is 66. Di­rec­tor-ac­tor James Wid­does is 64. Rock singer-pro­ducer Mitch Easter is 63. Co­me­dian Judy Gold is 55. Ac­tress Rachel True is 51. Rapper E-40 is 50. Ac­tor Jay Har­ring­ton is 46. Ac­tor Jonny Lee Miller is 45. Ac­tress Syd­ney Tamiia (tuh-MY’-yuh) Poitier is 44. Chris­tian rock mu­si­cian David Carr (Third Day) is 43. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Chad Kroeger is 43. Rock mu­si­cian Jesse San­doval is 43. Ac­tress Vir­ginie Le­doyen is 41. Ac­tor Sean Mur­ray is 40. Pop singer Ace Young (TV: “Amer­i­can Idol”) is 37. Golfer Lorena Ochoa is 36. Hip-hop artist B.o.B is 29. Ac­tress Shai­lene Woodley is 26. Ac­tress-dancer Emma Du­mont is 23.

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