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565 Nov 14
Justinian I, [Petrus Sabbatius], Byzantine emperor (527-565), died at age 83.
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976 Nov 14
T'ai tsu, emperor of China and founder of Sung-dynasty, died.
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1180 Nov 14
Laurcan O'Toole (b.1128), Archbishop of Dublin (1161-1180), died in France. His name was later anglicized to Laurence O'Toole. He was canonized only forty-five years after his death.
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1524 Nov 14
Pizarro began his 1st great expedition near Colombia.
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1710 Nov 14
Gottfried W. Leibniz (b.1646-1716), German philosopher and theologian, authored “Theodicy” in which he tried to resolve the theological problem of evil.
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1716 Nov 14
Gottfried W. Leibniz (b.1646), German philosopher and theologian, died. In 2005 Matthew Stewart authored “The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World.
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1805 Nov 14
Fanny Cecilia Mendelssohn Hensel (d.1847), composer, was born in Hamburg, Germany.
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1805 Nov 14
Napoleon took control of Vienna, Austria.
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1831 Nov 14
Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (74), Austrian composer and piano builder, died.
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1851 Nov 14
Herman Melville’s novel "Moby Dick" was published in the US. The 1st publication was in London on October 18.
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1863 Nov 14
Leo H.A. Baekeland (d.1944), Belgian-born US chemist (bakelite), was born in Ghent.
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1887 Nov 14
Bernhard Paumgartner, musicologist, conductor, composer, was born in Austria.
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1908 Nov 14
Oscar Strauss' musical "The Chocolate Soldier," premiered in Vienna.
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1909 Nov 14
In San Francisco Yee Yup was shot down by Gee Gong, a former employee in the laundry of the dead man. The On Yicks have now killed 4 members of the Yee family, while the Yee family have but one death to their credit. It was feared that the murder would escalate family rivalries in Chinatown.
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1915 Nov 14
Booker T. Washington (b.1856), Black American educator, died in Tuskegee, Alabama. The former slave later founded the Tuskegee Institute (1881). Booker Taliaferro Washington later became the 1st black on a US postage stamp. His autobiography "Up From Slavery" was listed in 1999 as the 3rd best work of non-fiction in the English language in the 20th century by the Modern Library. In 2009 Robert J. Norrell authored “Up From History: The Life of Booker T. Washington.”
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1918 Nov 14
The Grand Duchy of Baden ceased to exist and became a republic. The provisional government declared the establishment of the freie Volksrepublik Baden (Free Peoples' Republic of Baden), and set 5 January 1919 as the date for new elections. In 1933 it went under Nazi rule.
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1921 Nov 14
The Cherokee Indians asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
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1922 Nov 14
Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992-), was born.
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1922 Nov 14
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, began the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House. The company was formed with a commercial mission to sell radio sets. General manager John Reith (33), Scottish engineer, envisaged an independent British broadcaster able to educate, inform and entertain the whole nation, free from political interference and commercial pressure.
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1934 Nov 14
In San Francisco a fire started when water backed up into the AJ Clark Trucking Co. warehouse and penetrated hundreds of sacks of unslaked lime. 21 firemen suffered burn injuries.
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1935 Nov 14
The United Kingdom general election resulted in a large, albeit reduced, majority for the National Government led by Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party. Ballwin regained the premiership for a 3rd time. The Labour Party made large gains over their very poor showing at the 1931 general election, and registered their highest ever share of the vote up until this point winning 154 seats.
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1942 Nov 14
Last Vichy French troops in Algeria surrendered.
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1951 Nov 14
United States and Yugoslavia signed a military aid pact.
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1951 Nov 14
French paratroopers captured Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
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1954 Nov 14
Egyptian Pres. Naguib was fired and a state of emergency declared. Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), chairman of the RCC, took command.
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1960 Nov 14
President Dwight Eisenhower ordered U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charged Castro with starting uprisings.
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1960 Nov 14
In Czechoslovakia 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 people.
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1964 Nov 14
The U.S. First Cavalry Division battled with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
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1965 Nov 14
US government sent 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.
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1967 Nov 14
Barney Kilgore (b.1908), WSJ columnist and Chairman of Dow Jones & Co., died. He is credited as the visionary who made The Wall Street Journal into a national newspa-per. In 2009 Richard J. Tofel authored “Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Jour-nal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism.”
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1968 Nov 14
In the US "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" featured draft card burning as the Vietnam death toll approached 30,000 and US troop strength in Vietnam reached its peak of 550,000.
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1968 Nov 14
In Connecticut Yale University announced its plan to go co-ed.
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1969 Nov 14
The United States launched Apollo 12 for the moon from Cape Kennedy.
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1970 Nov 14
The Marshall Univ. football team of Huntington, West Virginia, was wiped out in air crash of a Southern Airways DC-9 at Kenova, WV. All 75 people on board were killed.
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1971 Nov 14
In Egypt Shenouda III (b.1923) became the Coptic Orthodox Pope and the 116th successor to Saint Mark the Evangelist.
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1972 Nov 14
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.
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1973 Nov 14
In China Henry Kissinger and Zhou Enlai agreed to provide China with satellite intelligence on Soviet military buildup "in a manner so that no one feels we are allies."
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1973 Nov 14
Britain's Princess Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey. However, they divorced in 1992, and Anne re-married.
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1977 Nov 14
Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Hindu sect, died. He passed succession to 11 separate disciples.
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1981 Nov 14
In Egypt the weight of Lake Nasser unexpectedly triggered earthquakes, such as the 5.2 magnitude quake on Nov 14, 1981.
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1986 Nov 14
The White House acknowledged CIA role in secretly shipping weapons to Iran.
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1986 Nov 14
The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a record $100 million penalty against inside-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry.
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1987 Nov 14
A bomb hidden in a box of chocolates exploded in the lobby of Beirut's American University Hospital, killing seven people, including the woman who was carrying it.
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1987 Nov 14
Pieter Menten (b.1899), Dutch war criminal, died at an old people's home in Loosbroek, southern Netherlands.
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1987 Nov 14
Ali Saibou (1940-2011) began serving as the 3rd president of Niger succeeding the deceased Seyni Kountche. He continued to 1993 and brought multi-party politics to the west African country.
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1988 Nov 14
Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
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1988 Nov 14
The TV series “Murphy Brown” featured Candice Bergen working as an investigative journalist and producer of a TV news magazine. The show continued to 1998.
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1989 Nov 14
The U.S. Navy, alarmed over a recent string of serious accidents, ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down.
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1990 Nov 14
President Bush told congressional leaders he had no immediate plans to go to war in the Persian Gulf.
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1990 Nov 14
Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."
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1990 Nov 14
British journalist commentator Malcolm Muggeridge (b.1903) died in Sussex, England. Richard Ingrams authored: "Muggeridge: The Biography" (1996).
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1991 Nov 14
Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland after 13 years of exile.
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1991 Nov 14
U.S. and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
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1991 Nov 14
Tony Richardson (63), British director (Tom Jones), died of AIDS.
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1992 Nov 14
As preparations for the presidential transition continued, President-elect Clinton told reporters in Little Rock, Ark., that a compromise on a line-item veto proposed by House Speaker Thomas Foley could prove acceptable.
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1993 Nov 14
Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history.
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1993 Nov 14
Residents of Puerto Rico voted in a plebiscite to maintain the island's existing U.S. commonwealth status, derailing the efforts of those favoring statehood.
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1994 Nov 14
President Clinton, in Indonesia, met one-on-one with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, winning pledges to keep the pressure on North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons program.
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1994 Nov 14
U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord aimed at opening such sites to outside inspections.
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1994 Nov 14
The 1st trains for public ran in Channel Tunnel under the English Channel.
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