On This Day In History, 14 November


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World Events Today

  • Eugene Burton Ely was the first person to take off in an aeroplane from the deck of a ship, today in 1910
  • Nazi Germany bombed the English city of Coventry today in 1940, at least 500 German bombers were involved, more than 500 citizens were killed and more than 4,000 homes were destroyed
  • Apollo 12 was launched today in 1969, it would be the second mission to see men walk on the moon

Entertainment Events Today

  • Treasure Island, the adventure novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, was first published today in 1883
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, began its daily radio broadcasting service today in 1922
  • Casino Royale, the 21st James Bond film, starring Daniel Craig for the first time, premiered today in 2006 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London

Family Events Today

  • One of the founders of French impressionist painting, Oscar-Claude Monet, was born today in 1840, in Paris
  • Charles Philip Arthur George, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, was born today in 1948
  • The “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson, married Deborah Jeanne Rowe today in 1996 and, although they had 2 children together, the marriage lasted less than 3 years

Main Event Today

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average, closed above 1,000 for the first time today in 1972, it finished the day at 1,003.16

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pickle Day

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