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On this day... November 14

Fun and historical facts for November 14th

Jim Clerkin
November 14, 2017 - 9:05 am
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NOVEMBER 14TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PICKLE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT FULTON (1765-1815)
  • CLAUDE MONET (1840-1926)
  • MAMIE EISENHOWER (1896-1979)
  • JOSEPH MCCARTHY (1909-1957)
  • SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ (1916-2011)
  • PRINCE CHARLES (1948, 69)
  • YANNI (1954, 63)
  • CONDOLEEZA RICE (1954, 63)
  • PATRICK WARBURTON (1964, 53)
  • REVEREND RUN (1964, 53)
  • CURT SCHILLING (1966, 51)
  • LAWYER MILLOY (1973, 44)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1380, KING CHARLES VI OF FRANCE BECOMES KING AT 12 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1851, HERMAN MELVILLE PUBLISHES “MOBY DICK”
  • IN 1883, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON PUBLISHES “TREASURE ISLAND”
  • IN 1888, THE USC TROJANS (THEN CALLED THE METHODISTS) PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME
  • IN 1889, NELLIE BLY BEGINS HER ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD
  • IN 1906, PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT VISITS PANAMA
  • IN 1908, ALBERT EINSTEIN PRESENTS HIS QUANTUM THEORY ON LIGHT
  • IN 1915, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON DIES AT 59 IN ALABAMA
  • IN 1943, A TORPEO LAUNCHED BY THE USS WILLIAM D. PORTER WHILE PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT WAS ON NEARBY USS IOWA LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE US NAVY ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE THE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1960, RAY CHARLES GOES TO #1 ON THE CHART WITH “GEORGIA ON MY MIND”
  • IN 1960, NEW ORLEANS BREAKS OUT IN RACE RIOTS OVER SCHOOL INTEGRATION
  • IN 1964, GORDIE HOWE SCORES HIS RECORD SETTING 627TH NHL GOAL
  • IN 1968, MANY BURN DRAFT CARDS FOR “NATIONAL TURN IN YOUR DRAFT CARD DAY”
  • IN 1968, YALE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES IT WILL ADMIT WOMEN
  • IN 1969, THE APOLLO 12 LAUNCHES TOWARDS THE SECOND MANNED MOON LANDING
  • IN 1972, THE DOW JONES AVERAGE CLOSES ABOVE 1000 POINTS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1976, SIDNEY LUMET’S BEST PICTURE WINNER “NETWORK” PREMIERES
  • IN 1976, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER’S CHURCH ENDS ITS 11 YEAR BAN ON BLACKS
  • IN 1977, ANWAR SADAT SAYS HE IS WILLING TO VISIT ISRAEL IN AN INTERVIEW WITH WALTER CRONKITE
  • IN 1981, EARTH WIND & FIRE RELEASES “RAISE!”, BILLBOARD’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1986, WALL STREET INVESTER IVAN BOESKY PLEADS GUILTY TO INSIDER TRADING, RETURNS ALL PROFITS FROM HIS DEALS AND PAYS A $100 MILLION FINE
  • IN 1987, “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER FIVE YEARS
  • IN 1990, LA LAKER JAMES WORTHY IS ARRESTED IN HOUSTON FOR SOLICITATION
  • IN 1991, FOX-TV WORLD PREMIERES MICHAEL JACKSON’S LONG FORM VIDEO FOR “BLACK OR WHITE” STARRING MACAULEY CULKIN
  • IN 1993, DON SHULA SETS THE RECORD FOR MOST WINS BY AN NFL COACH
  • IN 1993, PUERTO RICO VOTES AGAINST BECOMING A US STATE
  • IN 1994, TRAINS BEGIN THROUGH THE CHUNNEL BETWEEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE
  • IN 1996, MICHAEL JACKSON WEDS THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN DEBBIE ROWE
  • IN 1996, “CHICAGO” OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1998, DENNIS RODMAN WEDS CARMEN ELECTRA IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 2001, THE FIRST HARRY POTTER MOVIE, “HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE” OPENS
  • IN 2002, ARGENTINA DEFAULTS ON ITS $805 MILLION DEBT
  • IN 2002, CONGRESS VOTES TO NOT CREATE AN INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION
  • IN 2002, THE SECOND HARRY POTTER MOVIE, “HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS” OPENS
  • IN 2006, DANIEL CRAIG TAKES OVER AS JAMES BOND WHEN “CASINO ROYALE” OPENS
  • IN 2008, THE EUROZONE OFFICIALLY ENTERS A RECESSION
  • IN 2008, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN IS APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT PANEL FOR “EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION”
  • IN 2012, THE FINAL TWILIGHT MOVIE, “BREAKING DAWN – PART 2” OPENS
  • IN 2013, WHITEY BULGER RECEIVES A SENTENCE OF TWO LIFE TERMS PLUS FIVE YEARS
  • IN 2015, HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS DEBATE FOR THE SECOND TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 2016, DISNEY RELEASES “MOANA” STARRING DWAYNE JOHNSON
  • IN 2016, PBS ANCHOR GWEN IFILL DIES OF CANCER AT 61
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