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14 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“14 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


14 November: In a year, the 14th of November is the 318th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 319th day of the year.

What special day is today? Readers would get a variety of news on different facets of human lives as well as on nations, organizations, and above all our planet and beyond.

You must be curious to know what happened today. Now get ready to explore an array of people, places, politics, and a lot more given in this article.

14 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 14 November

Art & Artists

    • 1851 Publication of the novel Moby Dick (a masterpiece penned by Herman Melville by Harper & Brothers.
    • 1908 Premiere of Der tapfere Soldat (a musical by Oscar Strauss) in Vienna.
    • 1965 Closure of Baker Street (a musical) at Broadway Theatre, New York after 313 performances.

Science & Technology

    • 1922 Radio service launched by the BBC in the United Kingdom.
    • 1967 Theodore Maiman got a patent for his invention of the world’s first laser (Ruby Laser System).

Leaders & Politics

    • 1962Eritrea became a province of the Ethiopian empire
    • 1970 Entry of the Soviet Union made Russian the 4th official language of ICAO.
    • 2008 Beginning of the 1st G-20 economic summit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

People & Society

    • 1972 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000.
    • 1885 The Serbo-Bulgarian War started when Milan Obrenovic IV (Serbian King) declared war against Bulgaria.
    • 1305 Ordaining of Clement V as the Pope who became the first Avignon pope.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1970 Flight 932 of Southern Airways smashed into the mountains located near Huntington, West Virginia which killed 75.
    • 2001 A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale in the Tibetan plateau caused the longest surface rupture on land (~450 km) ever recorded.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1969 Launch of Apollo 12 to the Moon which was the second instance of landing on the Moon.
    • 1889 – Beginning of Nellie Bly’s 72-day journey of racing around the world. The journalist (The New York World) tried to beat the timing taken by Phileas Fogg (a fictional character in Jules Verne’s fiction “Around the World in Eighty Days.”).
    • 1971 Mariner 9, a robotic spacecraft launched by NASA entered the Mars orbit.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1936 Bradman scored 192 runs in a Sheffield Shield cricket match between South Australia v Victoria.
    • 1993 As a coach, Don Shula made a record for most wins in America’s NFL history.
    • 1973 The product of Olympic coins started by Canada.

Birth Anniversaries (14 November)

    • 1889 Jawaharlal Nehru (Prime minister of India)
    • 1908 Joseph McCarthy (American senator)
    • 1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Statesman from Egypt and UN secretary-general)
    • 1948 Charles III (King from the UK)
    • 1954 Condoleezza Rice (Govt. official from America)

Death Anniversaries (14 November)

    • 1916 Saki (British story writer)
    • 1977 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Monk and spiritual guru from India; Founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
    • 2014 Jane Byrne (US politician)
    • 2015 Warren Mitchell (Actor and screenwriter from England)

What Special Day is Today: (14 November)

    • World Diabetes Day
    • Day of the Colombian Woman (Colombian)
    • Dobruja Day (Romania)
    • Children’s Day (India)
    • Mobile Brigade Day (Indonesia)


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