This Day in History

Today is Thursday, November 15th, the 319th day of the year.  There are 46 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation. 

In 1900, Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) debuted with a network of 24 stations.

In 1937, air conditioning was used in the U.S. House and Senate chambers for the first time.

In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In 1956, Elvis Presley's first film, "Love Me Tender," opened at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

In 1969, the first Wendy's Hamburger restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1980, country singer Kenny Rogers topped the pop singles chart with "Lady."

In 1981, "This Week with David Brinkley" debuted on ABC.

In 1990, the producer for the duo Milli Vanilli confirmed the pair did not sing on their Grammy award winning debut album "Girl You Know It's True."  The two men later returned their Best New Artist Grammy Award.

In 1992, NASCAR Hall-of-Famer "King" Richard Petty ended his 35-year racing career in the Hooter's 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In 1993, Joey Buttafuoco was sentenced to six-months for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher.

In 1996, pop star Michael Jackson married his plastic surgeon's nurse Debbie Rowe in a ceremony in Sydney, Australia.

In 2004, Secretary of State Colin Powell resigned from office.  Powell, the first African-American Secretary of State, said it was always his intention to serve only one term.   

In 2007, Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds was indicted of lying and obstruction of justice.  The charges stemmed from an investigation into allegations of steroid use. 

In 2015, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the NFL's all-time passing record.  On this day, Manning became the all-time leading passer with a four-yard pass to Ronnie Hillman in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Brett Favre previously held the record with 71-thousand-838 career passing yards.   

In 2015, Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey with a brutal head kick to become the new UFC Women's Bantamweight champion.  This was Rousey's first loss.

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