On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists announce discovery of ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War
  • Astronomers announce discovery of Super-Earth planet (3.2x bigger than Earth) orbiting red dwarf Barnard's star, 6 light years away
  • Attempt to move 720,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar from Bangladesh refugee camps amid international criticism. They refuse to go.
  • Edward Hopper's painting "Chop Suey" sells $92 million, a record for the artist at auction in New York

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Jewellery that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette is auctioned off in Geneva, after not being seen for 200 years

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Large impact crater, 31 km wide, from iron meteorite identified under Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland
  • New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet approves draft plan for country's exit from the European Union (Brexit)

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Famous Weddings

  • Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marry at Lake Como, Italy in first of two ceremonies