Today in History - November 14th

  • 1832 - On this day in history, the first streetcar went into operation in New York City. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people. 
  • 1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
  • 1896 - Today in history, the power plant at Niagara Falls began operation.
  • 1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
  • 1935 - On this day in history, the Nazi's deprived German Jews of their citizenship,
  • 1968 - Yale University announced it was going co-educational. 
  • 1979 - President Jimmy Carterfroze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. 
  • 1993 - Today in history, Puerto Rico voted against becoming the 51st US state
  • 1995 - The United Statesgovernment instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while most government offices operated with skeleton crews.
  • 2002 - On this day in history, The United States House of Representatives voted not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, November 14th

  • 1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in America. 

SPORTS - Today in History, November 14th

  • 1943 - Today in history, Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game. 
  • 1951 - The first telecast of a world lightweight title fight was seen coast to coast.
  • 1993 - On this day in history, Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history.

SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 14th

  • 1910 - The first airplane flight from deck of a ship took place in Norfolk, VA.
  • 1969 - Today in history, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL. 

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 14th

  • 1719 - Composer Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born.
  • 1921 - Today in history, in Chicago, the first opera by a professional company was broadcasted. 
  • 1943 - Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old. 
  • 1944 - On this day in history, Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1." 
  • 1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered. 
  • 1970 - Today in history, Santana's legendary "Black Magic Woman" was released. 
  • 2000 - Marilyn Manson's released "Holy Wood (In the Shadow of The Valley of Death)." The cover of the album was banned by several retail chains due to the cover art. The cover depicted Manson on a crucifix. 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 14th

  • Claude Monet 1840 
  • Jawaharlal Nehru 1889
  • Aaron Copland 1900
  • Joseph McCarthy 1909
  • Barbara Hutton 1912
  • Veronica Lake 1922 
  • Prince Charles 1948 
  • Stephen Bishop 1951