Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

On Nov. 15, 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 1935, the Com­mon­wealth of the Philip­pines was es­tab­lished as its new pres­i­dent, Manuel L. Que­zon,

took of­fice.

In 1937, mem­bers of the House and Senate met in air-con­di­tioned cham­bers for the first time.

In 1942, the naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal ended dur­ing World War II with a U.S. vic­tory over Ja­pan.

In 1961, for­mer Ar­gen­tine Pres­i­dent Juan Perón, liv­ing in ex­ile in Spain, mar­ried his third wife, Is­abel.

In 1966, Gem­ini 12, the fi­nal mis­sion of the Gem­ini pro­gram, ended suc­cess­fully.

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