Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019 with 46 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include Pope Nicholas V in 1397; British astronomer William Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, in 1738; artist Georgia O'Keeffe in 1887; World War II German Gen. Erwin Rommel in 1891; TV personality/retired Judge Joseph Wapner in 1919; actor Edward Asner in 1929 (age 90); author J.G. Ballard in 1930; pop singer Petula Clark in 1932 (age 87); actor Yaphet Kotto in 1939 (age 80); actor Sam Waterston in 1940 (age 79); conductor Daniel Barenboim in 1942 (age 77); fashion designer Jimmy Choo in 1948 (age 71); actor Beverly D'Angelo in 1951 (age 68); wrestler Randy Savage in 1952; musician Kevin Eubanks in 1957 (age 62); actor Jonny Lee Miller in 1972 (age 47); rock musician Chad Kroeger in 1974 (age 45); actor Sean Murray in 1977 (age 42); golf champion Lorena Ochoa in 1981 (age 38); actor Winston Duke in 1986 (age 34); actor Shailene Woodley in 1991 (age 28).
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 General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea begins with the burning of Atlanta.
In 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations was called to order in Geneva, Switzerland. The league dissolved after 1946 and was replaced by the United Nations.
In 1926, the NBC radio network made its debut. NBC sold the network to Westwood one in 1987.
In 1943, Heinrich Himmler ordered that Romany be placed in Nazi concentration camps. Up to 500,000 Romany died during the Holocaust.
In 1969, more than 500,000 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 58 people, with 65 others hurt and many more feared buried in debris.
In 2017, Leonardo's da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold for a world-record $450 million in a Christie's New York auction.
In 2018, LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain's scoring mark to become fifth on the NBA's career scoring list.
A thought for the day: "I find that I have painted my life -- things happening in my life -- without knowing." -- American painter Georgia O'Keeffe