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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1991
    American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1916
    Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (d. 1994)
  • 1919
    Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1927
    Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer
  • 1930
    Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992)
  • 1936
    Carey Bell, American blues musician (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1961
    D. B. Sweeney, American actor
  • 1962
    Laura San Giacomo, American actress
  • 1974
    Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor
  • 1987
    Giorgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer for PAOK F.C.

Who died on November 14?

  • 1263
    Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
  • 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)
  • 1960
    Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
  • 1977
    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader (b. 1896)
  • 1984
    Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2001
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2010
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

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