Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 14, 2004
NASA's hypersonic "Scramjet" breaks a record by reaching a velocity of about 7,000 mph in an unmanned experimental flight. It obtains a speed of Mach 9.6, almost 10 times the speed of sound.
The People's Republic of China agrees to invest $20 billion dollars in Argentina, a deal signed days before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to be held in Santiago, Chile.
Friday, November 14, 2003
2003 California recall: California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley officially certifies the recall election and he declares Arnold Schwarzenegger the Governor-Elect. The swearing-in is set to take at PST on Monday November 17 on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Netscape Navigator version 6.0 is launched following two years of open source development creating a stable Mozilla web browser upon which it is based.
Tuesday, November 14, 1995
A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the Congress of the United States, forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums, and run most government offices with skeleton staff.
Wednesday, November 14, 1990
Wednesday, November 14, 1984
Sunday, November 14, 1982
The leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, Lech Wałęsa, is released from 11 months of internment near the Soviet border.
Wednesday, November 14, 1979
Iran hostage crisis: U.S. President Jimmy Carter issues Executive Order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks in response to the hostage crisis.
Friday, November 14, 1975
Wednesday, November 14, 1973
Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors I am not a crook.
Tuesday, November 14, 1972
Sunday, November 14, 1971
Intel releases the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
International Organization and System of Space Communications (Intersputnik
) (effective 12 July 1972).
Friday, November 14, 1969
: In Washington, DC
, 250,000–500,000 protesters stage a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic March Against Death.
Apollo program: NASA launches "Apollo 12" (Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean), the second manned mission to the Moon.
opens his first restaurant in a former steakhouse on a cold, snowy Saturday in downtown Columbus, Ohio
. He names the chain "Wendy's
" after his 8-year-old daughter Melinda Lou (nicknamed Wendy by her siblings).
Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS "Gato" in the Barents Sea.
Thursday, November 14, 1968
Tuesday, November 14, 1967
Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress. (2 months later the Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong makes it appear, to those watching news reports, that progress is not being made.)
Test pilot Michael Adams
is killed when his X-15
rocket plane tumbles out of control during atmospheric re-entry and disintegrates.
General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division are forced to leave Cyprus, after 24 Turkish Cypriot
civilians are killed by the Greek Cypriot National Guard
in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greek territory, and masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece.
Monday, November 14, 1966
A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
Sunday, November 14, 1965
Thursday, November 14, 1963
A volcanic eruption under the sea near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.
Thursday, November 14, 1957
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a stroke
announces the end of an economic boycott of Franco's Spain
(although it does not reinstitute diplomatic relations).
Wednesday, November 14, 1956
Sunday, November 14, 1954
Sunday, November 14, 1943
Leonard Bernstein, substituting at the last minute for ailing principal conductor Bruno Walter, directs the New York Philharmonic in its regular Sunday afternoon broadcast concert over CBS Radio. The event receives front page coverage in the "New York Times" the following day.
Friday, November 14, 1941
WWII: The aircraft carrier HMS "Ark Royal" sinks after being torpedoed by "U-81".
Thursday, November 14, 1940
WWII: The city of Coventry, England is destroyed by 500 Luftwaffe bombers: 150,000 fire bombs, 503 tons of high explosives, and 130 parachute mines level 60,000 of the city's 75,000 buildings 568 people are killed.
Thursday, November 14, 1935
Monday, November 14, 1927
The Pittsburgh Gasometer Explosion: Three "Equitable Gas" storage tanks in the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania explode, killing 26 people and causing damage estimated between $4.0 million and $5.0 million.
Tuesday, November 14, 1922
Sunday, November 14, 1915
A vision is allegedly encountered by various military personnel in Europe at 22:30 hours (as recounted on the television series "One Step Beyond
Thursday, November 14, 1889
Inspired by Jules Verne
, pioneer woman journalist Nellie Bly
(Elizabeth Cochrane) begins an attempt to beat travel around the world in less than 80 days (Bly finishes the journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes).
Saturday, November 14, 1885
Wednesday, November 14, 1883
Chile's National Library of Congress is founded.
Tuesday, November 14, 1882
Friday, November 14, 1862
American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves the plan by General Ambrose Burnside to capture the Confederate capital city of Richmond, Virginia. This plan leads to a disastrous Union defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13th).
Friday, November 14, 1851
Wednesday, November 14, 1832
Friday, November 14, 1794
The first recorded meeting of the Franklin Literary Society was held at Canonsburg Academy (now Washington Jefferson College).
Britain agrees to evacuate border forts in the Northwest Territory (roughly the area north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi) and thereby end British support for the Indians.
Coffee is forbidden by royal decree in Sweden.
Thursday, November 14, 1715
Friday, November 14, 1698
Thursday, November 14, 1680
Tuesday, November 14, 1673
: Those who refuse to receive the sacrament
of the Church of England
cannot vote, hold public office, preach, teach, attend the universities and assemble for meetings.
The Mitsui family's trading and banking house is founded in Japan.
Chelsea Physic Garden
, the second oldest botanic garden in England, is founded by the Society of Apothecaries for the study of medicinal and other plants.
France begins its expedition against Ceylon
Saturday, November 14, 1643
Thursday, November 4, 1501 (Julianian calendar)
Arthur, Prince of Wales, marries the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon.
Thursday, November 12, 565 (Julianian calendar)