On this day: November 15

Published On: Nov 14 2012 12:14:13 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.

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Flag of Palestine

1988: While in exile in Algiers, the Palestine Liberation Organization's National Council approves the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, establishing an independent State of Palestine defined by pre-1967 Palestinian territories boundaries with Jerusalem as its capital. Despite the territory claimed by the PLO being under Israeli control, 75 states had recognized Palestine by mid-December, rising to 89 states by February 1989.