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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 1984
    Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1907
    Howard W. Hunter, American religious leader (d. 1995)
  • 1930
    Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
  • 1949
    Raul Di Blasio Argentine pianist, composer, producer
  • 1961
    Antonio Flores, Spanish singer and songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1970
    Brendan Benson, American musician (The Raconteurs)
  • 1973
    Dana Snyder, American voice actor
  • 1974
    David Moscow, American actor
  • 1985
    Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 1990
    Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • 1991
    Taylor Hall, Canadian hockey player

Who died on November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1359
    Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (b. 1296)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1817
    Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
  • 1916
    Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1916
    Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Charlotte Coleman, British actress (b. 1968)

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