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1936Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000

1960Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

1524Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia

1990James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

1851"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville published

1990Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

1922BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House

1964Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

1907The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

1893Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

1993Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

1908Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

2013Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

1970Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

1863Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

1991Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

1833Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo

1935FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

1906President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama

1991Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

November 14th Historical Events
Date Event
1380
King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12 
1524
Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia 
1550
Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente 
1666
Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs) 
1675
Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine 
1680
Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet) 
1698
Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir 
1732
First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia 
1755
Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department' 
1775
-15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces 
1792
Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay 
1832
First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts 
1833
Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo 
1834
William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months 
1851
"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville published 
1863
Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee 
1863
Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi 
1881
Charles J Guiteau went on trial for assassination of President Garfield 
1881
Leon Gambetta forms French government 
1888
St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes 
1888
USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game 
1889
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours 
1893
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin 
1894
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG) 
1896
Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation 
1904
King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade 
1905
David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC 
1906
President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama 
1907
The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements 
1908
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light 
1908
Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna 
1908
Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba 
1910
1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va 
1914
Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game 
1915
Thomas Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia 
1918
Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as president 
1919
Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia 
1920
American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards 
1921
The Communist Party of Spain is founded. 
1922
BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House 
1922
German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends 
1923
Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna. 
1927
World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die 
1931
Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain 
1935
FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth 
1935
Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship 
1936
Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000 
1938
Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die 
1939
Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela 
1940
During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England 
1941
British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before 
1941
Gov-Gen Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge 
1942
-Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal) 
1942
Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender 
1943
Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7) 
1943
J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN 
1945
H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC 
1945
Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government 
1946
Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11 
1952
Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections 
1952
First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express. 
1953
WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared 
1956
Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion 
1957
Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ 
1957
Henry Aaron wins NL MVP 
1957
The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested. 
1959
"Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs 
1959
Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii) 
1960
2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech) 
1960
Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo 
1960
OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms 
1960
Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1 
1960
Riot due to school integration in New Orleans 
1964
"Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 perfs 
1964
"Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 perfs 
1964
"Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances 
1964
Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal 
1965
"Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances 
1965
George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished 
1965
KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1965
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open 
1965
US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam 
1966
Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title 
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". 
1968
"National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning 
1968
First European lung transplant 
1968
Yale University announces it is going co-educational 
1969
2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US 
1969
Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing 
1970
DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed 
1970
Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV 
1970
Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory" 
1971
Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria 
1972
Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16) 
1973
"Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances 
1973
Canada begins production of Olympic coins 
1973
Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner 
1975
Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara 
1976
"Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 perfs 
1976
Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks 
1976
War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing 
1977
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite 
1979
California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP 
1980
Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral 
1980
Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World 
1980
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth 
1981
Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again 
1981
Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18 
1981
Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins 
1982
Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed 
1983
First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England 
1984
Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit 
1984
NASA launches NATO-3D 
1984
Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city. 
1985
Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers 
1985
Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World 
1985
Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed 
1986
Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon 
1986
FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila 
1986
SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky 
1987
"La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 perfs 
1987
Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett 
1989
Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award 
1990
Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award 
1990
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1990
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1990
Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party 
1990
Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die 
1990
James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution 
1991
Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV 
1991
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks 
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. 
1992
Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers 
1993
"Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances 
1993
"Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 perfs 
1993
23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24 
1993
24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04 
1993
Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history 
1993
Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state 
1994
1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel 
1994
Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands 
1996
"Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC 
1996
Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP 
1997
Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP 
1997
Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale 
2001
War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul. 
2001
OPEC announces that it intends to cut its crude oil output quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day effective, but only if non-OPEC producers cut their output by 500,000 barrels per day as well. 
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. 
2004
31st American Music Award: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win 
2007
the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down. 
2008
Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter 
2008
Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand 
2008
Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy 
2009
The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year 
2012
A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece 
2012
CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away) 
2013
Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes 
2015
Paris attacks: Horror as terror strikes France again, killing 132 people 
2015
US airstrike in Libya kills ISIS leader 
2016
Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand - USGS 
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