Today in History

Listings for Friday, November 15, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
  • 1777 Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation
  • 1869 Free Postal Delivery formally inaugurated.
  • 1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded in Pittsburgh
  • 1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
  • 1926 National Broadcasting Company goes on-the-air, with 24 stations
  • 1935 Philippine Islands become a self-governing U.S. Commonwealth
  • 1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check.
  • 1949 KRON (Channel 4, San Francisco) signs on, from 7 to 10 PM.

That's all for today.



Today In History