Michael Crichton wisely said, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” In a bid to avoid being like that benighted leaf, below is a compilation of some of the significant events that took place in India and the world on 14 November.
Important Holidays / Observances
Children’s Day in India – It is a public holiday to commemorate India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who was very fond of children.
Civic Day of the Colombian Woman – It is celebrated on the death anniversary of Policarpa Salavarrieta, a seamstress who contributed towards Colombian independence.
World Diabetes Day– 14 November is observed by the United Nations observes since 2006. It coincides with the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered Insulin alongside Charles Best.
- 1910 – Eugene Ely’s fixed-wing aircraft was the first one to take off from the deck of a ship in Norfolk, Virginia.
- 1969 – Establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India. It is currently one of the leading universities in liberal arts and applied sciences.
- 1969 – Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the moon was launched.
- 1973 – Princess Anne of Britain married a common citizen, Mark Philips.
- 2008 – The first G-20 economic summit, a collection of the world’s largest economies opened in Washington, D.C.
Famous Birthdays on 14 November
1650 – King William III of England, one of the most successful but least popular British monarchs was born.
1889 – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.
1943 – Aditya Vikram Birla, an Indian industrialist.
1948 – Charles Philip, Prince of Whales
1971 – Adam Gilchrist, an Australian cricketer.
Films released on 14 November
2006 (UK) – Casino Royale, a James Bond movie premiered in London
2016 (USA) – Moana, a Walt Disney animated movie premiered in the USA
2019 (India) – Jhalki, an Indian drama film was released.
1991 – South Africa won their first One Day International(ODI) against India.
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