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 fun & interesting facts about November 14th in history!
What memorable events happened on November 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!
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.
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.
Disney’s Moana premiered in Los Angeles, California, US.
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.
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.
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.
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If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
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!
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.
Birthday & Zodiac
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.