Today in History for November 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Sherman begins 'March to the Sea' in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in DC; Joey Buttafuoco gets jail time; Actor Sam Waterston is born. (Nov. 15)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON: November 15, 1864.

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During the American Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman and his troops begin their March to the Sea. Their devastating campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, strikes at the heart of the Confederacy.

1806. In the Rocky Mountains of present-day Colorado, explorer Zebulon Pike spots the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.

1777. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation. The document governs the 13 states until the US Constitution takes effect in the following decade.

1969.

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In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters stage a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.

1993. A judge on New York's Long Island sentences Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail. Buttafuoco had pleaded guilty to statutory rape for his relationship with Amy Fisher, his teenage girlfriend. Fisher, who shot and wounded Buttafuoco's wife Mary Jo, tells the court at his sentencing--

AMY FISHER: And I'm sad to say that he taught me well. He taught me to disrespect myself and to deceive my parents. Unfortunately, these were lessons that I [INAUDIBLE].

CAMILLE BOHANNON: And 1940.

SAM WATERSTON AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN: With malice toward none, with charity for all--

CAMILLE BOHANNON: Actor Sam Waterston, known for his roles in TV's "Law and Order" and as Abraham Lincoln, is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Today in history, November 15, Camille Bohannon, the Associated Press.

SAM WATERSTON AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN: --to bind up the nation's wounds.