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

  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1941
    World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
  • 1957
    The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1898
    Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1910
    Eric Malpass, English novelist (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1927
    McLean Stevenson, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Fred Haise, American astronaut
  • 1951
    Alec John Such, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1964
    Patrick Warburton, American actor
  • 1974
    Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor
  • 1980
    Brock Pierce, American actor
  • 1984
    Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

Who died on November 14?

  • 1359
    Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (b. 1296)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1746
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1914
    Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • 1971
    William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1992
    Ernst Happel, Austrian football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-born Greek-American opera singer (b. 1909)

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