On this day: November 15

POSTED: 12:14 PM Nov 14 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM 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 12 - Shuttle Buran
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Russian Federal Space Agency

1988: In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight. The shuttle's computer's memory limitations limited the flight to two orbits over the course of a little more than three hours before re-entry and a safe automatic touchdown. Russia authorized the Buran ("Snowstorm") shuttle program in 1976 in response to the United States' space shuttle program, but funding was cut after its maiden mission and canceled all together in 1993.


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