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On This Day: November 15th

This is 319th day of the year and 46 days remain in the year.

in history
1763
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line.
1777
The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806
Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.
1939
The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt.
1969

About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC.

2002
Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader.
November 15 BirthdaysGeorgia O'Keeffe

1887–1986, American painter


Edward Asneractor
Marianne Moorepoet
William Averell Harrimanpublic official
Erwin RommelNazi field marshal
William Pittstatesman
William Herschelastronomer
Felix Frankfurterjurist



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