About November 14

November 14, 2020 is the 319th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 90 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 14

  • 1533
    Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire
  • 1862
    American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside’s plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
  • 1889
    Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends.
  • 1918
    Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.
  • 1957
    The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
  • 1967
    American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
  • 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 crewed 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.
  • 1970
    Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
  • 1971
    Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 1973
    In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1975
    Spain abandons Western Sahara.
  • 1991
    American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1991
    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
  • 2002
    Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
  • 2003
    Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

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