What happened this day in history November 14

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

  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1957
    The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 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?

  • 1797
    Charles Lyell, British geologist (d. 1875)
  • 1922
    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian UN Secretary-General
  • 1924
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer
  • 1935
    Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
  • 1936
    Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France
  • 1960
    Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1962
    Laura San Giacomo, American actress
  • 1978
    Chris Shar, American musician (Stiffed (band)), (Man Man), (Santigold)

Who died on November 14?

  • 1226
    Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
  • 1263
    Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
  • 1522
    Anne of France (b. 1461)
  • 1831
    Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-born French composer, music publisher and piano manufacturer (b. 1757)
  • 1916
    Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1944
    Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (b. 1905)
  • 2002
    Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-born Greek-American opera singer (b. 1909)

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