Right now is Sunday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2020. There are 46 times left in the calendar year.
Spotlight in Heritage:
On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman began their “March to the Sea” from Atlanta the marketing campaign finished with the seize of Savannah on Dec. 21.
On this date:
In 1777, the Next Continental Congress authorised the Posts of Confederation.
In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop now recognised as Pikes Peak in present-working day Colorado.
In 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines was recognized as its new president, Manuel L. Quezon (KAY’-zahn), took workplace.
In 1937, at the U.S. Capitol, members of the Property and Senate fulfilled in air-conditioned chambers for the to start with time.
In 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended all through Earth War II with a decisive U.S. victory above Japanese forces.
In 1959, four users of the Muddle family of Holcomb, Kansas, were being uncovered murdered in their residence. (Ex-convicts Richard Hickock and Perry Smith ended up later convicted of the killings and hanged in a circumstance manufactured famed by the Truman Capote ebook “In Cold Blood.”)
In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12, the ultimate mission of the Gemini application, ended properly as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down securely in the Atlantic immediately after shelling out four times in orbit.
In 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington against the Vietnam War.