Events in History on November 14

  • 1380 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

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1524 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1550 Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente
  • 1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
  • 1675 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
  • 1680 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • 1698 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
  • 1732 First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • 1755 Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'
  • 1775 -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
  • 1792 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1832 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

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1833 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

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1851 "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

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1863 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1863 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi


1881 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield

  • 1881 Leon Gambetta forms French government
  • 1888 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

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1889 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

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne

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1893 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1894 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
  • 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • 1904 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • 1905 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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1907 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

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1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1908 Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba
  • 1910 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
  • 1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

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1915 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president
  • 1919 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • 1920 American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
  • 1920 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anticommunist attempts to regain the government of Russia
  • 1921 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1922 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends
  • 1923 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.
  • 1927 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • 1931 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain

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1935 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • 1938 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
  • 1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
  • 1940 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1941 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • 1941 Gov-Gen Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • 1942 -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
  • 1942 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
  • 1943 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • 1945 H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • 1945 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • 1946 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • 1952 Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • 1954 Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared
  • 1956 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • 1957 Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1957 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • 1957 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
  • 1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • 1960 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo
  • 1960 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • 1965 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • 1965 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • 1967 The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman".
  • 1968 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • 1968 First European lung transplant
  • 1968 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • 1969 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • 1969 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • 1970 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • 1970 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV
  • 1971 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
  • 1973 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner
  • 1975 Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • 1976 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

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1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1979 California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP
  • 1980 Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
  • 1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again
  • 1981 Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
  • 1981 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
  • 1982 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
  • 1983 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • 1984 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
  • 1984 NASA launches NATO-3D
  • 1984 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 1985 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
  • 1986 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila
  • 1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
  • 1987 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • 1990 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1990 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1990 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1990 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
  • 1991 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

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1991 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1993 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • 1993 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
  • 1994 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • 1997 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • 1997 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • 2001 War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.
  • 2001 OPEC announces that it intends to cut its crude oil output quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day effective, but only if non-OPEC producers cut their output by 500,000 barrels per day as well.
  • 2002 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

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2002 The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

  • 2007 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • 2008 Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter
  • 2008 Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand
  • 2008 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • 2009 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year
  • 2012 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • 2012 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

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2013 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger