Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2018 with 46 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include 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 89); pop singer Petula Clark in 1932 (age 86); actor Yaphet Kotto in 1939 (age 79); actor Sam Waterston in 1940 (age 78); conductor Daniel Barenboim in 1942 (age 76); fashion designer Jimmy Choo in 1948 (age 70); actor Beverly D'Angelo in 1951 (age 67); wrestler Randy Savage in 1952; musician Kevin Eubanks in 1957 (age 61); actor Jonny Lee Miller in 1972 (age 46); rock musician Chad Kroeger in 1974 (age 44); actor Sean Murray in 1977 (age 41); golf champion Lorena Ochoa in 1981 (age 37); actor Shailene Woodley in 1991 (age 27).
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 2010, a fire in a high-rise Shanghai apartment building, primarily a home for teachers, killed more than 58 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 2017, Leonardo's da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold for a world-record $450 million in a Christie's New York auction.
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