Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 318 - This day in legal and military history

November 14

WORLD Diabetes Day

NATIONAL Operating Room Nurse Day

NATIONAL Spicy Guacamole Day


NATIONAL Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

NATIONAL Young Readers Day [second Tuesday of November]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1851 Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is published in New York

1889 Nellie Bly set out to beat Jules Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg's time of 80 days to travel around the world. She did it in 72.

1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

1910 Lieutenant Eugene Ely of the US Navy becomes the first man to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship

1921 The Cherokee Indians ask the US Supreme Court to review their claim to one million acres of land in Texas

1922 The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House

1935 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship

1960 OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) is formed

1963 Iceland gets a new island when a volcano pushes its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast

1968 Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed

2002 Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to lead a party in Congress

2003 Sedna, the most distant object ever found in our solar system, was discovered by astronomers at the Mount Palomar Observatory in California

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