U.S. scores vic­tory in naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal

Tulsa World - - 11.15.2017 -

On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal ended dur­ing World War II with a de­ci­sive U.S. vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.

The sec­ond Con­ti­nen­tal Congress ap­proved the ar­ti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion.

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

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.

1889: Brazil was pro­claimed a re­pub­lic as its em­peror, dom Pe­dro ii, was over­thrown.

1926: The na­tional Broad­cast­ing Co. be­gan op­er­at­ing its ra­dio net­work.

1939: Pres­i­dent Franklin d. roo­sevelt laid the corner­stone of the Jef­fer­son Me­mo­rial in Washington, d.C.

1959: Four mem­bers of the Clut­ter fam­ily of hol­comb, Kansas, were found mur­dered in their home. (ex-con­victs richard hick­ock and Perry smith were con­victed of the killings and hanged in a case made fa­mous by the Tru­man Capote book “in Cold Blood.”)

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.

1979: The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment pub­licly iden­ti­fied sir an­thony Blunt as the “fourth man” of a soviet spy ring.

1986: a gov­ern­ment tri­bunal in nicaragua con­victed amer­i­can eu­gene hasen­fus of charges re­lated to his role in de­liv­er­ing arms to Con­tra rebels and sen­tenced him to 30 years in prison. (hasen­fus was par­doned a month later.)

1987: 28 of 82 peo­ple aboard a Con­ti­nen­tal air­lines dC-9, in­clud­ing the pi­lots, were killed when the jet­liner crashed sec­onds af­ter tak­ing off from den­ver's sta­ple­ton in­ter­na­tional air­port.

1998: Kwame Ture, the civil rights ac­tivist for­merly known as stokely Carmichael, died in Guinea at age 57.

Ten years ago: Cy­clone sidr struck Bangladesh, killing more than 3,200 peo­ple and leav­ing mil­lions home­less. Base­ball player Barry Bonds was in­dicted for per­jury and

ob­struc­tion of jus­tice, charged with ly­ing when he told a fed­eral grand jury that he did not know­ingly use per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs. (Bonds was later con­victed on the ob­struc­tion of jus­tice count, which was over­turned in 2015.) san diego Padres ace Jake Peavy won the nL Cy young award in a unan­i­mous vote.

Five years ago: The Jus­tice de­part­ment an­nounced that BP had agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the 2010 Gulf of Mex­ico oil spill and pay a record $4.5 bil­lion, in­clud­ing nearly $1.3 bil­lion in crim­i­nal fines. Four vet­er­ans were killed and 13 peo­ple were in­jured when a freight train slammed into a pa­rade float car­ry­ing wounded war­riors and their spouses at a rail cross­ing in Mid­land, Texas.

One year ago: speaker Paul ryan unan­i­mously won his GOP col­leagues' votes for an­other term at the helm of the house. Jazz and blues singer, song­writer and mu­si­cian Mose al­li­son died four days af­ter his 89th birth­day.


Four Ja­panese trans­ports, hit by U.S. ves­sels and air­craft, are shown burn­ing at Tas­sa­faronga, about 7½ miles west of po­si­tions on Guadal­canal on Nov. 16, 1942. 1942

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