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, 419,616 hours 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

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 1910
    Aviator Eugene Ely performs the first take off from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
  • 1970
    Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1779
    Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1898
    Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1936
    Cornell Gunter, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1990)
  • 1949
    James Young, American guitarist (Styx)
  • 1962
    Harland Williams, Canadian-born actor
  • 1968
    Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
  • 1969
    Butch Walker, recording artist
  • 1973
    Kareem Campbell, American skateboarder
  • 1975
    Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1990
    Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Who died on November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1522
    Anne of France (b. 1461)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1825
    Jean Paul, German writer (b. 1763)
  • 1872
    Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1915
    Booker T. Washington, American educator and activist (b. 1856)
  • 1944
    Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, English RAF Officer (b. 1892)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1992
    Ernst Happel, Austrian football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)

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