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 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

  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    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.
  • 1991
    In Royal Oak, Michigan, a fired United States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five before committing suicide.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1567
    Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
  • 1740
    Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s father and first teacher (d. 1792)
  • 1878
    Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1919
    Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1951
    Sandahl Bergman, American actress
  • 1974
    David Moscow, American actor
  • 1974
    Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor
  • 1981
    Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • 1985
    Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 2002
    Ben Bowen, American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)

Who died on November 14?

  • 1263
    Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1907
    Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1974
    Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1994
    Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2003
    Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)

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