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, 1,510,617,600 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 ‘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

  • 1889
    Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.
  • 1967
    The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as “Day of the Colombian Woman”.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 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
    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?

  • 1875
    Jakob Schaffner, Swiss novelist (d. 1944)
  • 1906
    Louise Brooks, American dancer, actress, and movie historian (d. 1985)
  • 1907
    William Steig, American children’s book author (d. 2003)
  • 1919
    Veronica Lake, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Shirley Crabtree, aka Big Daddy, professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1932
    Gunter Sachs, German mathematician
  • 1933
    Fred Haise, American astronaut
  • 1935
    Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
  • 1951
    Stephen Bishop, American musician
  • 2002
    Ben Bowen, American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)

Who died on November 14?

  • 1556
    Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (b. 1504)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1746
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1825
    Jean Paul, German writer (b. 1763)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1872
    Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1908
    Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)
  • 1950
    Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish writer and poet (b. 1914)
  • 2004
    Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)

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