On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 1889

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJawaharlal 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)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

1889 Highlights

About November 14, 1889

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 131 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio