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, 410,856 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 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
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 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
    American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1777
    Nathaniel Claiborne, U.S. politician (d. 1859)
  • 1816
    John Curwen, British music educator (d. 1880)
  • 1927
    Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer
  • 1947
    Bharathan, Malayalam film director (d. 1998)
  • 1962
    Harland Williams, Canadian-born actor
  • 1962
    Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1968
    Janine Lindemulder, American porn actress
  • 1971
    Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
  • 1973
    Moka Only, Canadian musician
  • 1974
    Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor

Who died on November 14?

  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1817
    Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
  • 1907
    Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1908
    Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)
  • 1944
    Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1944
    Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, English RAF Officer (b. 1892)
  • 1984
    Nikitas Platis, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2010
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

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