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November 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 37 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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.
  • 1889
    Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.
  • 1910
    Aviator Eugene Burton 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.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1921
    Foundation of the Communist Party of Spain.
  • 1922
    The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1932
    Al Shorta SC, one of Iraq’s biggest football clubs, are founded as Montakhab Al Shorta.
  • 1940
    World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
  • 1941
    World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the GS U-81 sustained on November 13.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1967
    The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as “Day of the Colombian Woman”.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1970
    Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria.
  • 1971
    Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 1984
    Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 1990
    After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder–Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.
  • 1991
    American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

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