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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,124,320 minutes 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 86 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 1,058 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 14 Historical Events

  • 1770
    James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
  • 1862
    American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside’s plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
  • 1910
    Aviator Eugene Ely performs the first take off from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 1970
    Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1828
    James B. McPherson, American Civil War general (d. 1864)
  • 1912
    T. Y. Lin, Chinese-born civil engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Harland Williams, Canadian-born actor
  • 1971
    Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
  • 1972
    Aaron Taylor, American football player
  • 1972
    Josh Duhamel, American actor
  • 1972
    Matthew Bloom, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

Who died on November 14?

  • 1522
    Anne of France (b. 1461)
  • 1817
    Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1992
    Ernst Happel, Austrian football coach (b. 1925)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-born Greek-American opera singer (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006
    Sumner Shapiro, United States Navy Rear Admiral (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

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