November 14: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On November 14, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 318th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 14th. The first G-20 Economic Summit was held in Washington, DC on this day; national parks and museums were closed owing to a budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans; and Spain abandoned the Western Sahara after signing the Madrid Accords.

The 14th of November falls under the sign of Scorpio. Claude Monet and Condoleezza Rice are two famous people that were born on November 14th. Today is World Diabetes Day and National Pickle Day.


(November 14, 1948)
Prince Charles was born, the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the heir presumptive to the British throne. photo source:


(November 01, 1960) Ruby Bridges, then six years old, started school at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, becoming the youngest of a group of African American pupils to integrate schools in the American South.

(November 14, 1969)
The Apollo 12 mission was launched with a crew of Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., and Alan L. Bean, and it landed on the Moon for the second time five days later. photo source:

(November 14, 2018)
It was announced that an Earth-like planet 3.2 times the size of our world has been discovered. Barnard's Star b, at six light years away, is the second closest exoplanet to us. It's not the most appealing planet because it's gloomy and frigid. photo source:

(November 14, 2018)
Under the Greenland Glacier, a 19-mile crater was discovered. It was hit by a meteorite at a speed of 12 miles per second (19.2 km/s) roughly 12,000 years ago, according to research. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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