11 November 1864
On this date in 1864…
Federal General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered the burning of what remained of Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Sherman’s troops destroyed Rome, Georgia.
- 1750 – The first college fraternity, the F.H.C. Society, more commonly known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia.
- 1831 – Nat Turner, a rebellious slave who led a violent revolt in Virginia, was hanged at age 31.
- 1839 – The Virginia Military Institute was founded in Lexington, Virginia.
- 1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
- 1965 – Walt Disney announced a secret project in Florida.
- 1966 – Gemini 12 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, circling the Earth 59 times before its return.
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