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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,605,312,000 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 ‘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 90 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 2,885 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 14 Historical Events
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.
World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
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.
War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
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?
Charles Lyell, British geologist (d. 1875)
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian UN Secretary-General
Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer
Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (d. 2006)
Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France
Tom Judson, American actor and composer
Laura San Giacomo, American actress
Chris Shar, American musician (Stiffed (band)), (Man Man), (Santigold)
Who died on November 14?
Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
Anne of France (b. 1461)
Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-born French composer, music publisher and piano manufacturer (b. 1757)
Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (b. 1905)
Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-born Greek-American opera singer (b. 1909)
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