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This Day in History: November 15

November 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1777 - American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
  2. 1791 - The first U.S Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
  3. 1859 - The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
  4. 1926 - The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
  5. 1939 - In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Louis Bertrand Castel (French mathematician), William Herschel (German-born astronomer), Emil Racovita (Romanian biologist, zoologist, speleologist and explorer of Antarctica), August Krogh (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate), Georgia O'Keeffe (American painter)

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