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On This Day: November 14th

This is 318th day of the year and 47 days remain in the year.

in history
1851
Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick was published.
1889
Nellie Bly set out to beat Jules Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg's time of 80 days to travel around the world. She did it in 72.
1922
The British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic radio service.
1969
Apollo 12, the second manned lunar expedition, was launched.
1995
The U.S. federal government began a partial shut down of government services after the U.S. Congress could not pass a budget.
2002
Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to lead a party in Congress.
2003
The most distant object ever found in our solar system, named Sedna, was discovered by astronomers at the Mount Palomar Observatory.
November 14 BirthdaysHussein I1935–1999, King of Jordan.
Astrid Lindgrenwriter
McLean Stevensonactor
Wendy Carloscomposer and musician
Condoleezza Ricegovernment official
Mamie EisenhowerFirst Lady
Jawaharlal Nehrufirst Prime Minister of India
Boutros Boutros-Ghaliex-Secretary General of the U.N.
Robert Fultoninventor, engineer, and painter
Claude Monetpainter
Aaron Coplandcomposer
Charles, Prince of Walesheir to the British throne



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