What Happened on November 14

Historical Events

  • 1680 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • 1904 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • 1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
  • 2012 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)
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Did You Know?

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours

On November 14, 1889

Famous Weddings

  • 1677 Prince Willem III Henry (14) marries English princess Mary Stuart (9)
  • 1855 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1951 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes
  • 1964 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina
  • 1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey

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