14 November

November 14 is the 318th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 47 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Childrens Day
  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • Operating Room Nurse Day
  • International Tongue Twister Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 14

2010: Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula One World Drivers’ Champion

At 23 years old, the German competitive race driver became the youngest person to win the World Championship in Formula One.

1971: First spacecraft to orbit a planet

NASA’s Mariner 9 entered Mars’ orbit after 167 days in space. Despite it being in Mars’ orbit within 15 minutes, a dust storm on the planet made it impossible for Mariner 9 to take pictures of Mars until January.

1969: Apollo 12 launched

The crew of the NASA’s second manned mission to the Moon included Commander Charles Conrad, Jr. Richard F. Gordon, Jr. and Alan L. Bean. It landed on the Moon on November 19 and was the first spacecraft to take a color TV camera to the Moon.

1889: Nelie Bly sets out to go around the world in 80 days

The American journalist, whose real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, followed the footsteps of fictional character Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. She started her adventure in Hoboken and came back 72 days later.

1851: Moby Dick Makes its Debut in the United States

The epic novel by Herman Melville about Captain Ahab’s quest to find and kill Moby Dick, a white whale had released in the UK in October under the name The Whale. Considered to be one of the best fictional works written in recent history, the book did not sell many copies after its launch or during Melville’s lifetime.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 14

1971: Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer

1954: Condoleezza Rice, American diplomat, 66th United States Secretary of State

1948: Charles, Prince of Wales

1917: Park Chung-hee, Korean general, politician, 3rd President of South Korea

1898: Benjamin Fondane, Romanian/French poet, critic, philosopher

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 14

1988: Haywood S. Hansell, American general officer

1921: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

1915: Booker T. Washington, American author, educator

1831: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher

565: Justinian I, Byzantine Emperor

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