14 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King William III Prince of Orange, 1650
  • Robert Fulton, 1765
  • Claude Monet, 1840
  • Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889
  • Mamie Eisenhower, 1896
  • Aaron Copland, 1900
  • Arthur Michael Ramsey Archbishop of Canterbury, 1904
  • Louise Brooks, 1906
  • William Steig, 1907
  • Harrison Salisbury, 1908
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1909
  • Barbara Hutton, 1912
  • Brian Keith, 1921
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1922
  • McLean Stevenson, 1929
  • King Hussein I of Jordan, 1935
  • P. J. O'Rourke, 1947
  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948
  • Steven Bishop, 1951
  • James Guthrie, 1953
  • Condoleezza Rice, 1954
  • Yanni, 1954

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Justinian I, AD 565
  • Nell Gwyn, 1687
  • Gottfried Leibnitz, 1716
  • Jean Paul (Richter), 1825
  • Georg Wilhelm Hegel, 1831
  • Booker T. Washington, 1915
  • Robert E. Sherwood, 1955
  • Malcolm Muggeridge, 1990
  • Tony Richardson AIDS, 1991
  • Eddie Arcaro, 1997

Today's Events:

  • 1770 - James Bruce discovers the source of the Nile.
  • 1832 - First horse-drawn streetcar goes into service in New York City.
  • 1849 - Fox Sisters hold their first seance in Rochester, NY; Spiritualist movement is launched.
  • 1851 - 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville first published in the USA.
  • 1896 - Light Locomotives Act passes in London; motor cars freed from 4 miles per hour speed limit.
  • 1921 - Drs Frederic Banting and Charles H. Best announce discovery of insulin first isolated on July 27.
  • 1921 - Amelita Galli-Curci makes N.Y. debut in 'La Traviata' at the Metropolitan opera.
  • 1922 - BBC transmits first daily radio program from Alexandra Palace inc. 6:00 news and a Met Office weather bulletin.
  • 1940 - At the height of the English blitz, 500 German bombers attack Coventry killing 500 and decimating the famous Cathedral.
  • 1950 - John Van Druten's 'Bell Book and Candle' opens on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre.
  • 1957 - Apalachin conference of Mafia in upstate New York convinces feds under J. Edgar Hoover that alliance of families has taken place.
  • 1969 - Moratorium Day. 500,000 march in San Francisco & Washington to end Vietnam war.
  • 1972 - Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 points for the first time.
  • 1973 - Royal Wedding in Britain - Princess Anne marries commoner Captain Mark Phillips. Until 1992.
  • 1986 - $100,000,000 record fine paid by Ivan F. Boesky to SEC; agrees to plead guilty of insider trading.
  • 1988 - Picasso's 'Maternite' sold for record $24.7 million in New York.
  • 1990 - Greta Garbo's Renoirs 'Edmond' and 'Léontine and Coco Reading' sell for $7 and $5.7 million in NY.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Gregory Palamas
  • Josaphat of Polotsk
  • Dubricius
  • Lawrence O'Toole

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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