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 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

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1941
    World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
  • 1952
    The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1982
    Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 2002
    Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

Who were born on November 14?

  • 1922
    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian UN Secretary-General
  • 1930
    Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
  • 1935
    Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
  • 1951
    Stephen Bishop, American musician
  • 1953
    Phil Baron, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Anson Funderburgh, blues guitar player and band leader
  • 1961
    Elizabeth Keifer, American actress
  • 1966
    Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • 1973
    Kareem Campbell, American skateboarder
  • 1991
    Taylor Hall, Canadian hockey player

Who died on November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1817
    Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1937
    Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1972
    Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (b. 1900)
  • 1991
    Tony Richardson, English film director (b. 1928)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2010
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

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