TODAY IN HISTORY
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,
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.