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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,228,160 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 ‘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 72 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 2,519 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 14 Historical Events
James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
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.
World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.
Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
In Royal Oak, Michigan, a fired United States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five before committing suicide.
War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
Who were born on November 14?
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s father and first teacher (d. 1792)
Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
Lisa Otto, German soprano
Sandahl Bergman, American actress
David Moscow, American actor
Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor
Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
Ben Bowen, American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)
Who died on November 14?
Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (b. 1904)
Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)
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