On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 1889

Historical Events

Historic Event

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Famous Birthdays

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1889 Highlights

About November 14, 1889

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio