Today in History, 16 November 2010
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Today is Tuesday, November 16, the 320th day of 2010. There are 45 days left in the year.
On this dateIn 1864, Union General William Sherman and his 62,000 troops begin the celebrated "March to the Sea" in Georgia, from Atlanta to Savannah on the Atlantic coast, a crushing defeat to the Confederates.
In 1885, Canadian rebel leader Louis Riel was executed for high treason.
In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.
In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players.
In 2000, US President Bill Clinton arrived in Vietnam for the first visit by a US chief executive since the fall of Saigon and the communist takeover in 1975.
Thought for Today"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." — Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (1805-1859).