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

  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 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: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 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?

  • 1777
    Nathaniel Claiborne, U.S. politician (d. 1859)
  • 1907
    Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer (d. 2002)
  • 1910
    Eric Malpass, English novelist (d. 1996)
  • 1951
    Stephen Bishop, American musician
  • 1953
    Phil Baron, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Anson Funderburgh, blues guitar player and band leader
  • 1964
    Rockie Lynne, American musician
  • 1970
    David Wesley, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Guillermo Moscoso, American baseball player
  • 1990
    Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Who died on November 14?

  • 1687
    Nell Gwynne, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1650)
  • 1734
    Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French-born mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1649)
  • 1908
    Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)
  • 1915
    Booker T. Washington, American educator and activist (b. 1856)
  • 1947
    Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1972
    Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (b. 1900)
  • 1991
    Tony Richardson, English film director (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (b. 1905)

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