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

  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 1991
    American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 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?

  • 1863
    Leo Hendrik Baekeland, Flemish-American chemist and inventor of the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite (d. 1944)
  • 1912
    Barbara Hutton, American socialite (d. 1979)
  • 1919
    Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1944
    Karen Armstrong, British author
  • 1947
    P. J. O'Rourke, American writer
  • 1953
    Phil Baron, American voice actor
  • 1960
    Remi Moses, English footballer
  • 1973
    Kareem Campbell, American skateboarder
  • 1975
    Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1979
    Mavie Hörbiger, German actress

Who died on November 14?

  • 1359
    Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (b. 1296)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1633
    William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1908
    Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)
  • 1950
    Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish writer and poet (b. 1914)
  • 1984
    Nikitas Platis, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)

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