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
Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip.
First G-20 economic summit convenes, in Washington, DC.
Northern Alliance fighters take control of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
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.
Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany sign a treaty officially making the Oder-Neisse line the border between their countries.
The Space Shuttle Discovery‘s crew rescues a second satellite.
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.
US President Jimmy Carter freezes all Iranian assets in the United States in response to Iranian militants holding more than 50 Americans hostage.
The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.
Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.
The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
Iceland gets a new island when a volcano pushes its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast.
Greece frees hundreds who were jailed in the Communist uprising of 1944-1950.
President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.
New Orleans integrates two all-white schools.
President Dwight Eisenhower orders U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charge Castro with starting uprisings.
The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.
French paratroopers capture Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
German bombers devastate Coventry in Great Britain, killing 1,000 in the worst air raid of the war.
Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the Philippines is inaugurated.
Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi.
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House.
The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
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.
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.
Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is published in New York.
As Napoleon Bonaparte’s army retreats form Moscow, temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero.
Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon.