On this day: November 15

Published: Nov 14 2012 12:14:13 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2013 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.

OTD November 15 - Christopher Columbus
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1492: Christopher Columbus notes in his journal the use of tobacco among Indians -- the first recorded reference to tobacco.

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