What happened on November 14? There are more than 262 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 14

November 14 In HistoryNovember 14 is the 319th day of the year 2020. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 46th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675 sunrise will occur at 06:30 AM and sunset will occur at 04:20 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 90 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 14

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 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 seventy-two days.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1922
    The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.
  • 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.
  • 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 the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 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 the Republic of 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.
  • 2001
    War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 2002
    Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
  • 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?

  • 1567
    Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
  • 1601
    Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)
  • 1650
    King William III of England (d. 1702)
  • 1719
    Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s father (d. 1787)
  • 1740
    Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s father and first teacher (d. 1792)
  • 1746
    Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal (d. 1822)
  • 1765
    Robert Fulton, American inventor (d. 1815)
  • 1771
    Marie François Xavier Bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (d. 1802)
  • 1776
    Henri Dutrochet, French physiologist (d. 1847)
  • 1777
    Nathaniel Claiborne, U.S. politician (d. 1859)
  • 1778
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1837)
  • 1779
    Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1797
    Charles Lyell, British geologist (d. 1875)
  • 1803
    Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • 1805
    Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (d. 1847)
  • 1812
    Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (d. 1878)
  • 1812
    Maria Christina of Savoy, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1836)
  • 1816
    John Curwen, British music educator (d. 1880)
  • 1828
    James B. McPherson, American Civil War general (d. 1864)
  • 1838
    August Senoa, Croatian writer (d. 1881)
  • 1840
    Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)
  • 1863
    Leo Hendrik Baekeland, Flemish-American chemist and inventor of the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite (d. 1944)
  • 1875
    Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • 1875
    Jakob Schaffner, Swiss novelist (d. 1944)
  • 1878
    Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)
  • 1878
    Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1889
    Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)
  • 1891
    Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
  • 1895
    Louise Huff, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1895
    Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)
  • 1896
    Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (d. 1979)
  • 1898
    Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1900
    Aaron Copland, American composer (d. 1990)
  • 1904
    Dick Powell, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1904
    Harold Haley, American judge (d. 1970)
  • 1904
    Harold Larwood, English cricketer (d. 1995)
  • 1905
    John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1906
    Louise Brooks, American dancer, actress, and movie historian (d. 1985)
  • 1907
    Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer (d. 2002)
  • 1907
    Howard W. Hunter, American religious leader (d. 1995)
  • 1907
    William Steig, American children’s book author (d. 2003)
  • 1908
    Joseph McCarthy, American politician (d. 1957)
  • 1910
    Eric Malpass, English novelist (d. 1996)
  • 1912
    Barbara Hutton, American socialite (d. 1979)
  • 1912
    T. Y. Lin, Chinese-born civil engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1915
    Martha Tilton, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1916
    Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (d. 1994)
  • 1916
    Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1919
    Johnny Desmond, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 1919
    Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1919
    Veronica Lake, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1921
    Brian Keith, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1922
    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian UN Secretary-General
  • 1924
    Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer
  • 1927
    McLean Stevenson, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1927
    Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player
  • 1929
    Shirley Crabtree, aka Big Daddy, professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • 1930
    Edward Higgins White, American astronaut (d. 1967)
  • 1930
    Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992)
  • 1930
    Monique Mercure, Canadian actress
  • 1932
    Gunter Sachs, German mathematician
  • 1933
    Fred Haise, American astronaut
  • 1934
    Catherine McGuinness, Irish Supreme Court Justice
  • 1934
    Kurt Hamrin, Swedish football player
  • 1935
    King Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)
  • 1935
    Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek lyricist and journalist
  • 1935
    Michael Busselle, English photographer and writer (d. 2006)
  • 1936
    Carey Bell, American blues musician (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Cornell Gunter, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1990)
  • 1936
    Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Murray Oliver, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1939
    Wendy Carlos, American composer
  • 1943
    Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1944
    Karen Armstrong, British author
  • 1945
    Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • 1945
    Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Bharathan, Malayalam film director (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    P. J. O'Rourke, American writer
  • 1948
    Charles, Prince of Wales
  • 1949
    Gary Grubbs, American actor
  • 1949
    James Young, American guitarist (Styx)
  • 1949
    Raul Di Blasio Argentine pianist, composer, producer
  • 1951
    Alec John Such, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1951
    Frankie Banali, American rock drummer
  • 1951
    Leszek Cichy, Polish mountaineer
  • 1951
    Sandahl Bergman, American actress
  • 1951
    Stephen Bishop, American musician
  • 1951
    Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director
  • 1953
    Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France
  • 1953
    Phil Baron, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Anson Funderburgh, blues guitar player and band leader
  • 1954
    Bernard Hinault, French cyclist
  • 1954
    Condoleezza Rice, American educator, diplomat and 66th United States Secretary of State
  • 1954
    Yanni, Greek musician & composer
  • 1955
    Jack Sikma, American basketball player
  • 1956
    Peter R. de Vries, Dutch crime reporter
  • 1957
    Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1959
    Paul Attanasio, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1959
    Paul McGann, British actor
  • 1960
    Remi Moses, English footballer
  • 1960
    Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1961
    Antonio Flores, Spanish singer and songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1961
    D. B. Sweeney, American actor
  • 1961
    Elizabeth Keifer, American actress
  • 1962
    Harland Williams, Canadian-born actor
  • 1962
    Laura San Giacomo, American actress
  • 1962
    Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1964
    Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • 1964
    Patrick Warburton, American actor
  • 1964
    Rev Run, American rapper
  • 1964
    Rockie Lynne, American musician
  • 1966
    Curt Schilling, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • 1967
    Letitia Dean, British actress
  • 1967
    Nina Gordon, American singer
  • 1968
    Janine Lindemulder, American porn actress
  • 1968
    Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
  • 1969
    Butch Walker, recording artist
  • 1970
    Brendan Benson, American musician (The Raconteurs)
  • 1970
    David Wesley, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
  • 1971
    Marco Leonardi, Italian-Australian actor
  • 1972
    Aaron Taylor, American football player
  • 1972
    Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • 1972
    Josh Duhamel, American actor
  • 1972
    Martin Pike, Australian rules footballer
  • 1972
    Matthew Bloom, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Dana Snyder, American voice actor
  • 1973
    Kareem Campbell, American skateboarder
  • 1973
    Lawyer Milloy, American football player
  • 1973
    Moka Only, Canadian musician
  • 1974
    David Moscow, American actor
  • 1974
    Matt Cedeño, Cuban-American actor
  • 1975
    Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1975
    Gary Vaynerchuk, Russian/American wine expert
  • 1975
    Luiz Bombonato Goulart, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975
    Nicolai Cleve Broch, Norwegian actor
  • 1975
    Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)
  • 1977
    Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1978
    Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Chris Shar, American musician (Stiffed (band)), (Man Man), (Santigold)
  • 1978
    Delphine Chanéac, French model, actress and DJ
  • 1978
    Michala Banas, New Zealand actress
  • 1978
    Xavier Nady, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Mavie Hörbiger, German actress
  • 1979
    Miguel Sabah, Mexican footballer
  • 1979
    Olga Kurylenko, Ukrainian model and actress
  • 1979
    Rallia Christidou, Greek singer
  • 1980
    Brock Pierce, American actor
  • 1981
    Russell Tovey, British actor
  • 1981
    Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • 1981
    Vanessa Bayer, American comedian
  • 1982
    Kyle Orton, American football player
  • 1983
    Guillermo Moscoso, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • 1984
    Courtney Johns, Australian rules footballer
  • 1984
    Lisa De Vanna, Australian footballer
  • 1984
    Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 1985
    Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 1986
    Yuna, Malaysian indie singer
  • 1987
    Giorgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer for PAOK F.C.
  • 1989
    Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • 1990
    Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • 1991
    Taylor Hall, Canadian hockey player
  • 2002
    Ben Bowen, American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)

Who Died On November 14?

  • 565
    Justinian the Great, Byzantine Emperor (b. 483)
  • 1226
    Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)
  • 1263
    Alexander Nevsky, Russian noble (b. 1220)
  • 1359
    Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (b. 1296)
  • 1391
    Nikola Tavelić, Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1522
    Anne of France (b. 1461)
  • 1556
    Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (b. 1504)
  • 1633
    William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1687
    Nell Gwynne, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1650)
  • 1691
    Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1716
    Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (b. 1646)
  • 1734
    Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French-born mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1649)
  • 1746
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1749
    Maruyama Gondazaemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 3rd Yokozuna (b. 1713)
  • 1817
    Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary figure (b. 1795)
  • 1825
    Jean Paul, German writer (b. 1763)
  • 1829
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1831
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (b. 1770)
  • 1831
    Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-born French composer, music publisher and piano manufacturer (b. 1757)
  • 1832
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American statesman (b. 1737)
  • 1844
    John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)
  • 1866
    King Miguel of Portugal (b. 1802)
  • 1872
    Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1907
    Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1908
    Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)
  • 1914
    Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • 1915
    Booker T. Washington, American educator and activist (b. 1856)
  • 1916
    Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1916
    Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1937
    Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1944
    Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1944
    Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, English RAF Officer (b. 1892)
  • 1946
    Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1947
    Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1950
    Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish writer and poet (b. 1914)
  • 1960
    Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
  • 1971
    William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1972
    Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (b. 1900)
  • 1974
    Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1977
    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader (b. 1896)
  • 1981
    Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1984
    Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 1984
    Nikitas Platis, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1991
    Tony Richardson, English film director (b. 1928)
  • 1992
    Ernst Happel, Austrian football coach (b. 1925)
  • 1994
    Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1996
    John A. Cade, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Eddie Arcaro, American jockey (b. 1916)
  • 1997
    Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (b. 1905)
  • 1999
    Minos Volanakis, Greek theatre director and translator
  • 2000
    Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Charlotte Coleman, British actress (b. 1968)
  • 2001
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Eddie Bracken, American film actor (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-born Greek-American opera singer (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)
  • 2004
    Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2006
    Sumner Shapiro, United States Navy Rear Admiral (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

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