On this day: November 15

Posted: 12:14 PM EST Nov 14, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 15, 2015

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.

OTD November 15 - Zucotti Park
1 / 47
David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

2011: The New York Police Department clears Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zucotti Park, the privately owned public space they had occupied since Sept. 17, 2011, to stage their protest, due to its purportedly unsanitary and hazardous conditions. The police arrested some 200 people in the process. After several unsuccessful attempts to re-occupy the original location, protesters would instead turn their focus to occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, college and university campuses.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Best Retire - Generic

    iStock

    Best cities to retire

    WalletHub released its list of the best cities to retire. The ranking takes into account health care, affordability, recreational areas and quality of life among other metrics. Click to see the top 10 cities.

On this Day

  • Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech

    National Archives and Records Administration

    On this day: August 28

    Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.