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What happened on November 14
- November 14, 1666 Samuel Pepys reports on first blood transfusion (between dogs)
- November 14, 1732 "The first US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia"
- November 14, 1832 The first streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12c
- November 14, 1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years 4 months
- November 14, 1851 """Moby Dick,"" by Herman Melville, published"
- November 14, 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."
- November 14, 1863 Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
- November 14, 1863 "Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi"
- November 14, 1881 Charles J Guiteau went on trial for President Garfield's assassination
- November 14, 1889 NY World's Nellie Bly (Liz Cochrane) begins 72 day world trip
- November 14, 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.
- November 14, 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
- November 14, 1906 Roosevelt becomes first US President to visit a foreign country (Panama)
- November 14, 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."
- November 14, 1918 Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
- November 14, 1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as President
- November 14, 1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
- November 14, 1922 The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
- November 14, 1923 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.
- November 14, 1935 FDR proclaims the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
- November 14, 1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela
- November 14, 1940 "During WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England"
- November 14, 1940 "World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed."
- November 14, 1941 HMS ARK ROYAL foundered in tow in 30 miles east of Gibraltar by 1 torpedo on the 13th from German U-81.
- November 14, 1948 Prince Charles born
- November 14, 1952 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
- November 14, 1957 "The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested."
- November 14, 1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
- November 14, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
- November 14, 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""."
- November 14, 1969 Apollo 12 launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
- November 14, 1970 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV
- November 14, 1970 "Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team."
- November 14, 1971 "His Holiness Shenouda III is consecrated as the 117th Patriarch of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark, the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church."
- November 14, 1973 "Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips"
- November 14, 1975 Spain abandoned the Spanish Sahara
- November 14, 1975 Spain abandons Western Sahara.
- November 14, 1977 Egypt President Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite
- November 14, 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."
- November 14, 1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
- November 14, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- November 14, 1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again
- November 14, 1981 VIA cuts nearly 20% of its services.
- November 14, 1982 "Lech Wasa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border."
- November 14, 1984 "Astronauts aboard ""Discovery"" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit"
- November 14, 1984 NASA launches NATO-3D
- November 14, 1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
- November 14, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - T'Pau - China In Your Hand
- November 14, 1989 CP Rail commences cabooseless train operations.
- November 14, 1990 "After German reunification, the (extended) Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland."
- November 14, 1990 Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of the party
- November 14, 1991 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
- November 14, 1991 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
- November 14, 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."
- November 14, 1991 "Michael Jackson's ""Black or White"" video premiers on FOX TV"
- November 14, 1993 Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins sets an NFL record of 325 wins as a coach. He would finish his career with 347 wins.
- November 14, 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.
- November 14, 2000 Netscape Navigator version 6.0 is launched following two years of open source development.
- November 14, 2001 War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.
- November 14, 2002 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
- November 14, 2003 Asteroid 90377 Sedna is discovered.
- November 14, 2009 "A fire at a shooting range in Busan, South Korea kills 10 people including two Japanese tourists and injures six others."
- November 14, 2009 "A Peruvian court orders the arrest of two Chilean military officers on charges of spying, causing a diplomatic row between the two countries."
- November 14, 2009 "At least 11 people are killed and 24 injured after a bomb explodes in Peshawar, Pakistan."
- November 14, 2009 "More than 1,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrate outside the offices of U.S. firm Intel in Israel in protest at work taking place at the site on the Jewish Sabbath."
- November 14, 2009 "New Zealand qualify for the 2009 FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1982, by defeating Bahrain in a playoff billed as ""the biggest sporting event ever staged in New Zealand"" and the country's most attended football match ever."
- November 14, 2009 "Russian authorities in Perm detain three homeless males on charges of murder, cannibalism and the unlawful selling of body parts to a kebab shop."
- November 14, 2009 "Several people are killed and dozens injured after an express train crashes near Jaipur, India."
- November 14, 2009 Slovenia signs an agreement with Russia to allow the South Stream gas pipeline to Europe pass through the country.
- November 14, 2009 Sweden returns 22 skulls stolen by Swedish scientists from indigenous cemeteries in Hawaii during the 19th century.
- November 14, 2009 The body of veteran Slovenian mountaineer Tomaž Humar is located in the Himalayas days after going missing whilst climbing Langtang Lirung.
- November 14, 2009 "The Ogaden National Liberation Front, a separatist Somali rebel group in the southeast of Ethiopia, says it has begun a new offensive."
- November 14, 2009 "The Papal ban on discussion of the ordination of women priests is challenged by Willie Walsh, Bishop of Killaloe during his address to the Association of European Journalists in Dublin."
- November 14, 2009 "The United Nations chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization completes a 24 hour hunger strike in Rome, Italy, ahead of a UN summit next week."
- November 14, 2009 "Thousands of protesters demonstrate in Taipei, Taiwan, against imports of certain U.S. beef products."
- November 14, 2009 Two Saudi soldiers are killed and five wounded killed in fighting with Houthi rebels in northern Yemen.
- November 14, 2009 U.S. evangelist Tony Alamo is sentenced to 175 years in prison for taking underage girls across several states for sexual intercourse.
- November 14, 2010 "Important Islamic date - Hajj: November 14 - November 17, 2010"