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, 410,856 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 ‘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

  • 1770
    James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 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
  • 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
    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.
  • 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?

  • 1779
    Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1907
    Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer (d. 2002)
  • 1908
    Joseph McCarthy, American politician (d. 1957)
  • 1924
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1936
    Carey Bell, American blues musician (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Murray Oliver, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945
    Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • 1975
    Nicolai Cleve Broch, Norwegian actor
  • 1983
    Lil Boosie, American rapper

Who died on November 14?

  • 1734
    Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French-born mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1649)
  • 1825
    Jean Paul, German writer (b. 1763)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1831
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (b. 1770)
  • 1866
    King Miguel of Portugal (b. 1802)
  • 1907
    Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1916
    Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1991
    Tony Richardson, English film director (b. 1928)
  • 1997
    Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (b. 1905)
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)

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