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 319th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,479,081,600 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 ‘trihectadecaenneagon’ 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 75 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 1,424 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 14 Historical Events

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1967
    The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as “Day of the Colombian Woman”.
  • 1979
    Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
  • 1991
    In Royal Oak, Michigan, a fired United States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five before committing suicide.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1601
    Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)
  • 1828
    James B. McPherson, American Civil War general (d. 1864)
  • 1904
    Harold Haley, American judge (d. 1970)
  • 1906
    Louise Brooks, American dancer, actress, and movie historian (d. 1985)
  • 1943
    Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1954
    Anson Funderburgh, blues guitar player and band leader
  • 1957
    Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1960
    Remi Moses, English footballer
  • 1961
    D. B. Sweeney, American actor
  • 1984
    Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

Who died on November 14?

  • 1687
    Nell Gwynne, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1650)
  • 1734
    Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French-born mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1649)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1831
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (b. 1770)
  • 1832
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American statesman (b. 1737)
  • 1944
    Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 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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