On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 2008

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Elizabeth Warren is appointed to chair a Congressional Oversight Panel for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act

  • Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand
  • Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), dies at 87
2008 Highlights

About November 14, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio