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, 24,651,360 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 ‘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

  • 1862
    American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside’s plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
  • 1941
    World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1650
    King William III of England (d. 1702)
  • 1746
    Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal (d. 1822)
  • 1816
    John Curwen, British music educator (d. 1880)
  • 1878
    Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)
  • 1907
    William Steig, American children’s book author (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
  • 1949
    James Young, American guitarist (Styx)
  • 1961
    D. B. Sweeney, American actor
  • 1967
    Letitia Dean, British actress
  • 1984
    Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

Who died on November 14?

  • 1907
    Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1914
    Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • 1915
    Booker T. Washington, American educator and activist (b. 1856)
  • 1947
    Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1960
    Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
  • 1994
    Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1997
    Eddie Arcaro, American jockey (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Charlotte Coleman, British actress (b. 1968)
  • 2002
    Eddie Bracken, American film actor (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Sumner Shapiro, United States Navy Rear Admiral (b. 1926)

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