What are the important events that happened on November 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 14 is the 318th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,510,617,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 97 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,789 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 14 Historical Events

  • 1889
    Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1957
    The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1970
    Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1805
    Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (d. 1847)
  • 1924
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1930
    Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
  • 1935
    Michael Busselle, English photographer and writer (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Bharathan, Malayalam film director (d. 1998)
  • 1970
    Brendan Benson, American musician (The Raconteurs)
  • 1970
    David Wesley, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Miguel Sabah, Mexican footballer
  • 1986
    Yuna, Malaysian indie singer

Who died on November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1226
    Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
  • 1746
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1832
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American statesman (b. 1737)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1971
    William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1981
    Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1984
    Nikitas Platis, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator

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