November 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1770 - James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
- 1889 - Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around theworld in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.
- 1910 - Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first take off from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
- 1922 - The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
- 1971 - Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars
- Famous Birthdays: Robert Fulton (American inventor), Claude Monet (French painter), Frederick Banting (Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Aaron Copland (American composer), T. Y. Lin (Chinese-born civil engineer)
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