14th November, on this day

1533 Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
1582 English dramatist William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
1715 Battle of Preston ends
1732 1st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
1770 Scottish explorer James Bruce discovers the source of the Blue Nile
1792 Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
1812 Battle of Smoliani : Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein defeat the French forces of Marshal Claude Victor and Marshal Nicholas Oudinot
1832 In US, 1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC
1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years 4 months
1851 "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published
1862 President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg
1863 Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1863 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
1881 Charles J Guiteau went on trial for President Garfield's assassination
1889 New York World's Nellie Bly (Liz Cochrane) begins world trip which lasts 72 days
1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
1896 In Britain, the speed limit for horseless carriges is raised from 4mph to 14mph
1900 French Senate votes in favour of the admitting women to practise at the Bar
1906 Roosevelt becomes 1st US President to visit a foreign country (Panama)
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.
1911 George V and Queen Mary land at Gibraltar - the first time a reigning British monarch has visited a British Commonwealth country
1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as President
1921 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
1923 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna
1935 FDR proclaims the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1938 In Germany, Jews are expelled from colleges and universities
1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 and destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
1940 German bombers launch a major night raid on Coventry in the Midlands. More than 1000 are killed and Coventry Cathedral is destroyed
1941 The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from U-81 sustained on November 13.
1952 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.
1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
1960 A collision between two trains in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia kills 117 people.
1965 Battle of the 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".
1969 Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned 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.
1971 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
1971 Mariner 9 reaches Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.
1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips
1973 England football captain Bobby Moore plays his last international match - against Italy at Wembley - his 108th game for his country
1975 Spain abandoned the Spanish Sahara
1977 Egypt President Anwar El Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite
1977 First national firemen's strike in Britain. More than 10,000 troops are called in to cover emergencies
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 Walesa, 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.
1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
1990 Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of the party
1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premiers on FOX TV
1995 Diana, Princess of Wales discloses she has given a major interview to the BBC TV programme Panorama in which she discusses the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles and admits committing adultery
2001 War in Afghanistan : Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.
2002 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
2002 The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks

November 14th 2005

France seeks to extend crisis law

Andijan suspects given jail terms

German parties back new coalition

November 14th 2006

Gunmen seize 100 at Iraq ministry

Blair addresses US Iraq inquiry

Roman ship thrills archaeologists

November 14th 2007

French travel strike

Anti-French riot in Chad

'Fast economic growth' in Africa

Khan arrested

November 14th 2008

Eurozone officially in recession

Congo to help fight Rwanda rebels

Indian probe lands on Moon

November 14th 2009

Pakistan bomb targets checkpoint

India train accident kills 7

'Body sold' to Russia kebab shop

November 14th 2010

7 die in French hostel fire

5 killed in Mexico hotel blast

Somali pirates free UK couple

November 14th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 14th:

1765 Robert Fulton built 1st commercial steamboat (or 0819)
1776 Henri Dutrochet discovered & named process of osmosis
1779 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager Denmark, poet (National Poet 1849)
1797 Sir Charles Lyell Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)
1840 Claude Monet France, impressionist (Water Lilies)
1842 Walter Williams claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
1861 Frederick Jackson Turner Wisconsin, historian/educator (Harvard U)
1863 Leo Baekeland Belgian chemist (Bakelite)
1889 Jawaharlal Nehru 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
1892 James Meredith 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912)
1896 Mamie Doud Eisenhower 1st lady
19-- Maggie Roswell Los Angeles CA, actress/singer (Tim Conway Show)
1900 Aaron Copland Brooklyn, composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring)
1901 Morton Downey Wallingford CT, singer (Star of the Family)
1904 Dick Powell Ark, actor (42nd Street, Christmas in July)
1904 Marya Mannes writer (The Reporter)
1906 Louise Brooks silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
1908 Harrison E Salisbury journalist/writer (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
1909 Joseph R McCarthy (Sen-R-WI), anti-communist lunatic
1910 Rosemary DeCamp Prescott AZ, actress (Love That Bob, That Girl)
1912 Barbara Hutton heiress (Woolworth)
1914 Ken Carson Coalgate OK, singer (Garry Moore Show)
1919 Veronica Lake actress (Duffy's Tavern, I Married a Witch)
1920 Johnny Desmond Detroit MI, singer (Your Hit Parade, Face the Music, Glenn Miller Time)
1921 Brian Keith Bayonne NJ, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner)
1924 Leonid Kogan Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)
1924 Phyllis Avery NYC, actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak)
1926 Leonie Rysanek dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
1927 Narciso Yepes Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
1928 Kathleen Hughes Hollywood CA, actress (It Came From Outer Space)
1929 McLean Stevenson Normal IL, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry)
1930 Edward H White II San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)
1933 Fred W Haise Jr Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5)
1935 Don Stewart actor (Guiding Light)
1935 Hussein ibn Talal I king of Jordan (1953- )
1939 Wendy (Walter) Carlos Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
1940 Freddie Garrity rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
1948 Prince Charles Britain, Prince of Wales
1948 Robert Ginty Brooklyn NY, actor (Paper Chase, White Fire)
1949 Terry Lee Johnson Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 Alexander O'Neal British personality (James Hearsky Harris III)
1955 Jack Sikma NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1956 Alec John Such rocker (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1956 Kenneth D Bowersox Portsmouth VA, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS-50)
1964 Andrew rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
1967 Letitia Dean actress (Sharon Watts-EastEnders)
1969 Butch Walker Rome GA, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
1974 David Moscow actor (Big)


Deaths which occurred on November 14th:
565 Justinian Roman emperor, dies at 82
1915 Booker T Washington educator/organizer, dies at 59 in Tuskegee AL
1929 Joseph McGinnity baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
1955 Robert E Sherwood dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
1984 George Matthews Brooklyn NY, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
1990 Malcolm Muggeridge WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
1991 Tony Richardson British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63

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