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On This Day in History for November 14 (Part 2)

Events in History


Latest Wonder of the WorldLatest Wonder of the World

1994 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel

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Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
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  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands
  • 1997 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • 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.

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

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

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2008 Elizabeth Warren is appointed to chair a Congressional Oversight Panel for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 2016 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

2017 Zimbabwe Army seizes key sites in capital Harare following tensions over Robert Mugabe's dismissal of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
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  • 2018 Attempt to move 720,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar from Bangladesh refugee camps amid international criticism. They refuse to go.
  • 2018 Edward Hopper's painting "Chop Suey" sells $92 million, a record for the artist at auction in New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 Archaeologists announce discovery of ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War
  • 2018 Large impact crater, 31 km wide, from iron meteorite identified under Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 Astronomers announce discovery of Super-Earth planet (3.2x bigger than Earth) orbiting red dwarf Barnard's star, 6 light years away
  • 2020 Record global daily total of 660,905 COVID-19 cases declared to the WHO, with total known infections over 54 million

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