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November 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 14

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

Welcome to day 318 of the year folks, there are 47 days left of the year.

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

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 Happened On November 14 In History?

2018

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

OTD in 2018: The discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our planet 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 at it's a somewhat dark and frozen place.
Source NASA
2018

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

Research found it was hit by a meteorite at 12 miles per second (19.2 km/s) about 12,000 years ago.
2016

Disney’s animated feature “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 for the first time at Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.

Source Broadway
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.
Source NCBI
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.

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 every trimester a total of three pounds sterling.
1680

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

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