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

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 1982
    Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
  • 2007
    The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1719
    Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s father (d. 1787)
  • 1924
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1943
    Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1962
    Laura San Giacomo, American actress
  • 1964
    Patrick Warburton, American actor
  • 1967
    Letitia Dean, British actress
  • 1975
    Gary Vaynerchuk, Russian/American wine expert
  • 1982
    Kyle Orton, American football player
  • 1985
    Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 1991
    Taylor Hall, Canadian hockey player

Who died on November 14?

  • 1226
    Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
  • 1716
    Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (b. 1646)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1866
    King Miguel of Portugal (b. 1802)
  • 1937
    Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1950
    Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish writer and poet (b. 1914)
  • 1971
    William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2004
    Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)

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