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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 1, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 454,680 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 ‘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 79 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 3,250 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 14 Historical Events
Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
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.
Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
Who were born on November 14?
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian UN Secretary-General
Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
Stephen Bishop, American musician
Phil Baron, American voice actor
Anson Funderburgh, blues guitar player and band leader
Elizabeth Keifer, American actress
Petra Roßner, German cyclist
Kareem Campbell, American skateboarder
Taylor Hall, Canadian hockey player
Who died on November 14?
Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (b. 1900)
Tony Richardson, English film director (b. 1928)
Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)
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