Tuesday, November 15, 2016
History for November 15 - On-This-Day.com
William Pitt the Elder 1708 - Known as the Great Commoner, 1st Earl of Chatham, Georgia O'Keeffe 1887, Ed Asner 1929
Petula Clark 1932, Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) 1945, Beverly D'Angelo 1954
1777 - The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak.
1864 - Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the U.S. Civil War.
1901 - Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.
1920 - The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.
1939 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1966 - The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1999 - Representatives from China and the United States signed a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).