On this day: November 15

Published On: Nov 14 2012 12:14:13 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2014 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.

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1949: Following a year-long trial, Nathuram Godse (pictured) and his co-conspirator Narayan Apte are executed for their roles in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Godse, a Hindu nationalist activist who resented what he considered was Gandhi's partiality to India's Muslims, shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range on Jan. 30, 1948, in New Delhi, India. The death sentence was opposed by India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and by Gandhi's two sons on the grounds that it would dishonor the legacy of a man opposed to all forms of violence.

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