On this Day in History, November 14

How good are you when it comes to history? Well, if you happen to keep up with historical movies and books, then you sure know a few things that happened in the past.

What do you know about the events that happened in history, on November 14? Below are some of them.

  • 1881 – Charles J. Guiteau’s trial began for the assassination of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
  • 1917 – Park Chung-hee, the president of Korea, was born.
  • 1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
  • 1935 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved.
  • 1940 – German warplanes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked, during World War II.
  • 1954 – A state of emergency was declared after Egyptian President Naguib resigned.
  • 1956 – The USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising.
  • 1973Canada began production of Olympic coins.
  • 1979 – U.S. President Carter froze 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.
  • 1980 – The U.S. performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1983 – The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common airbase, amid protests.
  • 1988 – Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
  • 1989 – The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down in the wake of a recent string of serious accidents.
  • 1990 – Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1994 – U.S. experts visited North Korea’s main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.
  • 1995 – The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums, while most government offices operated with skeleton crews.
  • 2002 – The United States House of Representatives voted not to create an independent commission to investigate the 9/11 attacks.
  • 2012 – The game Candy Crush Saga was released as a mobile app for smartphones.
  • 2018UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet approves draft plan for country’s exit from the European Union.
  • 2020 – Record global daily total of 660,905 COVID-19 cases were declared to the WHO.

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