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, 25,176,960 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 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

  • 1770
    James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 1957
    The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 1982
    Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 1990
    After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 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?

  • 1601
    Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)
  • 1812
    Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (d. 1878)
  • 1889
    Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)
  • 1891
    Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
  • 1927
    McLean Stevenson, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Cornell Gunter, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1990)
  • 1937
    Murray Oliver, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1939
    Wendy Carlos, American composer
  • 1971
    Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
  • 1978
    Delphine Chanéac, French model, actress and DJ

Who died on November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1226
    Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
  • 1359
    Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (b. 1296)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1831
    Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-born French composer, music publisher and piano manufacturer (b. 1757)
  • 1866
    King Miguel of Portugal (b. 1802)
  • 1915
    Booker T. Washington, American educator and activist (b. 1856)
  • 1916
    Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1947
    Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)

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