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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Russian security forces kill three rebels in Buinaksk in the Caucasus region of Dagestan. //www.ptinews.com/news/1113045_Russia-kills-leading-militant-in-CaucasusOfficial- (PTI)
Cuba frees political prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzerique, one of 13 prisoners who had refused to go into exile in exchange for their freedom. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11752157 (BBC)

Friday, November 14, 2008

"STS-126": The Space Shuttle Endeavour uses the MPLM Leonardo to deliver experiment and storage racks to the International Space Station. There will be only three more launches of Space Shuttle Endeavour after this mission.
India's Chandrayaan-1 unmanned lunar exploration mission successfully lands the Moon Impact Probe on the south pole of the Moon. //timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chandrayaan-I_Impact_Probe_lands_on_moon/articleshow/3714245.cms ("The Times of India")

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hits northern Chile, near the town of Calama. Two deaths and over a hundred injuries are reported. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7094999.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Gunmen wearing Iraqi police uniforms kidnap up to 100 people from a Higher Education Ministry building in Baghdad. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6146152.stm (BBC News)

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 European Space Agency probe Smart 1 passes from Earth orbit into the orbit of the Moon.
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.
A train crash near Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, injures 150 people.
United States Secretary of StateColin Powell submits his resignation. He is replaced by Condoleezza Rice after her confirmation by the United States Congress.
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

During his visit to London, President Bush plans to meet the families of UK troops killed in Iraq. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3271003.stm
Attempting to calm fears that the recent takeover of oil giant YUKOS will mean a return to the era of a state-managed economy, Russian president Vladimir Putin tells Russian businessmen that the government is not planning to take control of the economy. //www.latimes.com/business/investing/la-fg-putin15nov15,1,824675.story?coll=la-headlines-business-invest
War on Terrorism: A leaked UN report claims that attempts to cut off the flow of funds to al-Qaeda are being undermined by lack of will. //news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStoryc=StoryFTcid=1066565876294p=1012571727085
Politics of Canada: Paul Martin is elected leader of the Liberal Party. He becomes Prime Minister-designate and will assume office upon Jean Chrétien's retirement by the end of February 2004. //globeandmail.ca/servlet/story/RTGAM.20031114.wspee14/BNStory/Front/
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

Argentina defaults on a US $805 million World Bank loan payment.

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

Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the border at the Oder-Neisse line.

Wednesday, November 14, 1984

Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine PresidentFerdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

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.
Skylab program: NASA launches "Skylab 4" (Gerald Carr, William Pogue, Edward Gibson) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an 84-day mission.
The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurs against the military regime in Athens, Greece.
In the United Kingdom, The Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey (they divorce in 1992).
U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

Tuesday, November 14, 1972

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 (1,003.16) for the first time.

Sunday, November 14, 1971

Intel releases the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria is enthroned.
International Organization and System of Space Communications (Intersputnik) (effective 12 July 1972).

Friday, November 14, 1969

Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS ''Gato'' in the Barents Sea.
Regular colour television broadcasts begin on BBC1 and ITV in UK.
Vietnam War: 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.
Dave Thomas 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

Yale University announces it is going to admit women.

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.
The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150-year anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as the Day of the Colombian Woman.
French author Régis Debray is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Bolivia.
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.
"Gemini 12" (James A. Lovell, Buzz Aldrin), splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean, 600 km east of the Bahamas.
Harry Maurice Roberts, who killed 3 policemen in August, is caught near London.

Sunday, November 14, 1965

Vietnam War ndash Battle of the Ia Drang: In the Ia Drang Valley of the Central Highlands in Vietnam, the first major engagement of the war between regular United States and North Vietnamese forces begins.

Thursday, November 14, 1963

A volcanic eruption under the sea near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.

Thursday, November 14, 1957

Apalachin Meeting: American Mafia leaders meet in Apalachin, New York at the house of Joseph Barbara the meeting is broken up by a curious patrolman.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a stroke
Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (23rd government,last government formed by DP and Adnan Menderes)
Yugoslavia announces the end of an economic boycott of Franco's Spain (although it does not reinstitute diplomatic relations).
A plane crash in the Isle of Wight leaves 43 dead.
Serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin, US.

Wednesday, November 14, 1956

Fighting ends in Hungary.

Sunday, November 14, 1954

Egyptian president Mohammed Naguib is deposed Gamal Abdel Nasser replaces him.

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".
WWII: The aircraft carrierHMS ''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.
WWII: In response to Germany levelling Coventry 2 days before, the Royal Air Force begins to bomb Hamburg (by war's end, 50,000 Hamburg residents will have died from Allied attacks).
An unexploded pipe bomb is found in the Consolidated Edison office building (only years later is the culprit, George Metesky, apprehended).

Thursday, November 14, 1935

In the General Election in Britain, Prime MinisterStanley Baldwin returns to office at the head of a National Government led by the Conservative Party with a large but reduced majority.

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

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom. 2LO becomes the first radio station in the United Kingdom.

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

November 28 ndash Serbo-Bulgarian War: Serbia declares war against Bulgaria but is defeated in the Battle of Slivnitsa on November 17ndashNovember 19.

Wednesday, November 14, 1883

Chile's National Library of Congress is founded.

Tuesday, November 14, 1882

Franklin Leslie shoots Billy Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona.

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

Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick or The Whale" is published in the U.S. by Harper Brothers, New York, after being first published on October 18 in London by Richard Bentley, in 3 volumes as "The Whale".

Wednesday, November 14, 1832

Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence dies at his home in Maryland at age 95.

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.
Bowdoin College is founded.
The Oban Distillery is built.
Coffee is forbidden by royal decree in Sweden.
France occupies Aachen.
Colombian Antonio Nariño translates and publishes the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
The Reign of Terror ends.

Thursday, November 14, 1715

Battle of Preston: Government forces defeat the Jacobite incursion at the conclusion of a five-day siege and action.

Friday, November 14, 1698

First Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth, England, illuminated.

Thursday, November 14, 1680

The Great Comet of 1680 is first sighted.

Tuesday, November 14, 1673

Test Act: 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.
Jean-Baptiste Lully writes his first opera, "Cadmus et Hermione".
"The Imaginary Invalid" (written by Molière) is first performed in France.
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.
Christopher Wren is knighted.
Archpriest Petrovich Avvakum writes his "Zhitie" (Life) as the first Russian autobiography.

Saturday, November 14, 1643

Empress Meishō abdicates and Emperor Go-Kōmyō accedes to the throne of Japan.

Thursday, November 4, 1501 (Julianian calendar)

Arthur, Prince of Wales, marries the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon.

Thursday, November 12, 565 (Julianian calendar)

Justin II succeeds Justinian I as Emperor.
Source: Wikipedia