UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Killer Cyclone Sidr slams into Bangladesh ... on this date in history.

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An aerial view of a village in Bangladesh Nov. 20, 2007, shows devastation left by Cyclone Sidr five days earlier.. (UPI Photo/Julius Hawkins/U.S. Navy)
An aerial view of a village in Bangladesh Nov. 20, 2007, shows devastation left by Cyclone Sidr five days earlier.. (UPI Photo/Julius Hawkins/U.S. Navy) | License Photo

Today is Saturday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2014 with 46 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include British statesman William Pitt ("The Elder") in 1708; British astronomer William Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, in 1738; Nobel Prize-winning physiologist August Krogh of Denmark in 1874; actor Lewis Stone in 1879; artist Georgia O'Keeffe in 1887; jurist Felix Frankfurter in 1882; diplomat W. Averell Harriman and World War II German Gen. Erwin Rommel, both in 1891; Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader, in 1905; U.S. Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay in 1906; TV personality and retired Judge Joseph Wapner in 1919 (age 95); actor Edward Asner in 1929 (age 85); pop singer Petula Clark in 1932 (age 82); actors Yaphet Kotto in 1937 (age 77) and Sam Waterston in 1940 (age 74); conductor Daniel Barenboim in 1942 (age 72); actor Beverly D'Angelo in 1951 (age 63); musician Kevin Eubanks in 1957 (age 57); and golf champion Lorena Ochoa in 1981 (age 33).
On this date in history:

In 1791, Georgetown University, in what is now Washington, D.C., opened as the first Roman Catholic college in the United States.

In 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman began his Civil War march from Atlanta to the sea.

In 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations was called to order in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1943, Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies be placed in Nazi concentration camps.

In 1960, Hollywood king Clark Gable, best remembered as Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind," died of a heart attack at the age of 59.

In 1969, 250,000 people demonstrated in Washington against the Vietnam War.

In 1984, 5-week-old Baby Fae died after her body rejected the baboon heart she had lived with for 20 days at California's Loma Linda University Medical Center.

In 1987, 27 people were killed in the crash of a Continental Airlines DC-9 jet taking off from Denver in a snowstorm.

In 2004, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell submitted his resignation.

In 2007, Cyclone Sidr, with winds of more than 150 mph, slammed into the southwestern Bangladesh coast, killing more than 3,400 people. Tens of thousands were injured and 1 million people were homeless.


In 2010, a five-story building in New Delhi that housed migrant workers collapsed, killing at least 42 people, with 65 others hurt and many more feared buried in debris, and fire in a high-rise Shanghai apartment building, primarily a home for teachers, killed more than 40 people and injured dozens.

In 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Agmet Davutoglu announced Turkey had joined France and several Arab states in officially recognizing a coalition of rebels as legitimate leaders in war-torn Syria. In 2013, a Chicago computer hacker, Jeremy Hammond, 28, linked to the group known as Anonymous, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cyberattacks on government and corporate sites, activities he described as "civil disobedience." The sentencing judge said Hammond had been "causing mayhem."

A thought for the day: "Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." -- Willam Penn

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