Today in History, November 14th

By | November 14, 2013
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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, November 14th!

1501 Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon.
1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President James A. Garfield. (He was convicted and hanged.) Charles-J.-Guiteau
1882 Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.
1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
1910 Lieutenant Eugene Ely, U.S. Navy, becomes the first man to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship. He flew from the ship Birmingham at Hampton Roads to Norfolk.
1921 The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
1922 The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House.
1930 Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi.
1935 Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the Philippines is inaugurated.
1940 German bombers devastate Coventry in Great Britain, killing 1,000 in the worst air raid of the war.
1951 The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.
1951 French paratroopers capture Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
1960 New Orleans integrates two all-white schools.
1960 President Dwight Eisenhower orders U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charge Castro with starting uprisings. British Broadcasting Company
1961 President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.
1963 Iceland gets a new island when a volcano pushes its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast.
1963 Greece frees hundreds who were jailed in the Communist uprising of 1944-1950.
1964 The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
1968 Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.
1969 The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.
1972 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time.
1973 Britain’s Princess Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey.
1984 The Space Shuttle Discovery’s crew rescues a second satellite.
1986 The SEC fined Ivan F. Boesky $100 million for insider stock trading.

Ivan F. Boesky

Ivan F. Boesky

1995 The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
1999 The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.

Today’s historical facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG,, and On This Day blogs from my blogroll.


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