November 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, November 14, 2018, the discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our planet was announced?

November 14th observes Pickle Day and Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day.

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November 14 has been an important day of the year throughout history. Here you’re going to learn why as we discover some interesting facts and events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2018, the discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our planet was announced? The planet was named “Barnard’s Star b,” and it takes 233 days to orbit its host star.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 14th in history!

What Events Happened On November 14 In History?

2018 The discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our world was announced.

OTD in 2018: The discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our world was announced.

Called Barnard's Star b, it is the second closest exoplanet from us, at six light years away. It's not the most inviting planet as it's a somewhat dark and frozen place.


2018 A 19-mile crater was found under the Greenland Glacier.

Research found a meteorite hit it at 12 miles per second (19.2 km/s) about 12,000 years ago.

2016 Disney’s Moana premiered in Los Angeles, California, US.

2016 A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kaikōura, New Zealand.

There were two fatalities, with 57 injured. The earthquake was the second largest on record in New Zealand.

2006 The James Bond movie “Casino Royale,” with Daniel Craig as Bond, premiered in London.

OTD in 2006: The James Bond movie "Casino Royale

1996 The musical “Chicago” opened at Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.


1971 NASA’s Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it entered Mars’ orbit.

1968 Dr. Fritz Derom performed a successful single-lung transplantation on patient Aloïs Vereecken at the University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium.

This was the first successful lung transplant to take place in Europe.


1960 Ruby Bridges became the first African American girl to take classes at an all-white school in Louisiana.

Ruby's parents wished her to attend a better school so that she could gain a level of education they were never able to have. For the entirety of her first year at the William Frantz Elementary School, Ruby was escorted into school by federal marshals. Only one teacher was willing to teach Ruby, and no other students were willing to share a classroom with her.

1922 The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) began its radio service in the United Kingdom.


1889 Nellie Bly, a pioneering female journalist, embarked on a trip to travel around the world in less than 80 days.

Bly successfully completed the trip in just 72 days.

1851 Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was published by Harper & Brothers in New York.

OTD in 1851: Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was published by Harper & Brothers in New York.

1732 Louis Timothee became America’s first paid librarian.

Benjamin Franklin appointed Louis Timothee as the first salaried librarian in the American colonies at the Library Company of Philadelphia on this day. Timothee worked every Wednesday and Thursday and was paid a total of three pounds sterling every trimester.

1680 German astronomer Gottfried Kirch discovered the Great Comet of 1680, the first comet sighted using a telescope.

Famous People Born On November 14

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Travis Barker? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1975 Travis Barker

American Musician

Travis Barker
47 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1948 Charles III

British King

Charles III
74 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1972 Josh Duhamel

American Actor

Josh Duhamel
50 years old
Born In:
North Dakota, USA

1964 Patrick Warburton

American Actor

Patrick Warburton
58 years old
Born In:
New Jersey, USA

Special Holidays On November 14

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

November 14: National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day

In the US, pickles are just pickled cucumbers, but elsewhere a pickle could be any pickled vegetable! So whether you like to snack on pickles or pickled vegetables is up to you really; just make sure you eat lots of delicious pickled food today!

November 14: Loosen Up

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

Often shortened to LuLu Day, Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day is a reminder not to take things too seriously and go with the flow instead. Don’t go rushing about today, as all that’s going to do is make you more stressed. If something bothers you, try and just shrug it off instead of reacting!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The USA is the world’s leading producer and consumer of gravel, producing about a quarter of the world’s gravel.

November 14 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on November 14th share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

The Scorpio star sign belongs to the Water element of the zodiac, along with Cancer and Pisces. It’s the eighth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the scorpion.

Topaz is the birthstone given to people born in November. The topaz gem was thought to calm anger and balance strong emotions.

If you were born on November 14, it’s likely that you were conceived on February 21 in the same year.

A baby conceived on November 14th, 2023, will likely be due next year around August 7th.

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