TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 15, 1942
The naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victory over Japanese forces.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1777
The Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
Explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak in present-day Colorado.
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.
Brazil was proclaimed a republic as its emperor, Dom Pedro II, was overthrown.