Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (Week 46)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is November 14. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

2012
Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip.
2008
First G-20 economic summit convenes, in Washington, DC.
2001
Northern Alliance fighters take control of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
1995
Budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress forces temporary closure of national parks and museums; federal agencies forced to operate with skeleton staff.
1990
Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany sign a treaty officially making the Oder-Neisse line the border between their countries.
1984
The Space Shuttle Discovery‘s crew rescues a second satellite.
1982
Lech Walesa, leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released by communist authorities after 11 months confinement; he would win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and be elected Poland’s president in 1990.
1979
US President Jimmy Carter freezes all Iranian assets in the United States in response to Iranian militants holding more than 50 Americans hostage.
1969
The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.
1968
Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.
1965
The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
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.
1961
President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.
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.
1951
The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.
1951
French paratroopers capture Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
1940
German bombers devastate Coventry in Great Britain, killing 1,000 in the worst air raid of the war.
1935
Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the Philippines is inaugurated.
1930
Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi.
1922
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House.
1921
The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
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.
1908
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
1882
Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.
1851
Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is published in New York.
1812
As Napoleon Bonaparte’s army retreats form Moscow, temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero.
1501
Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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