ON THIS DAY: November 14, 2017

November 14th is

World Diabetes Day *

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

Pickle Appreciation Day

Spicy Guacamole Day

Operating Room Nurse Day

National Speakers Association Spirit Day *

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WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Guinea Bissau –
Readjustment Movement Day

India – Children’s Day

Laos – That Luang Festival
(Buddhist festival)

Vietnam – Hanoi: TechFest

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On This Day in HISTORY

1666 – First experimental blood transfusion takes place in Britain, between two dogs

1668 – Johann von Hildebrandt born, Austrian Baroque architect and military engineer; designed/built the Belvedere palaces for Prince Eugene of Savoy


South front of upper Belvedere Palace


1719 – Leopold Mozart born, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor



1765 – Robert Fulton born, American engineer and inventor

1770 – Scottish explorer James Bruce discovers the Blue Nile source at Lake Tana in northwest Ethiopia

1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn born, German pianist and composer



1832 – New York City’s first streetcar goes into operation – it is horse-drawn and can carry 30 people

1840 – Claude Monet born, French Impressionist painter


Haystack: End of Summer by Claude Monet


1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is published in the U.S.


Opening lines of Moby Dick – illustration by Rockwell Kent


1856 – Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott born, American woman suffragist; one of the organizers of the Pan-American Conference of Women in 1922, and founder of the League of Women Voters of Maryland, serving as its president for 20 years

1878 – Julie Manet born, French painter, artist’s model, art collector and diarist, Growing Up with the Impressionists

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau’s trial for assassinating U.S. President Garfield opens

1889 – Jawaharlal Nehru born, Indian independence leader; prime minister (1947-64)



1889 – Pioneering journalist Nellie Bly (born Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her challenge: to beat the fictional Phileas Fogg’s record, going around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes



1900 – Aaron Copeland born, American composer; has had a major impact on the “American Sound” in orchestral music



1903 – The U.S. Women’s Trade Union League is established

 1906 – Louise Brooks born, actor and dancer in American and German films (Pandora’s Box), and author of memoir Lulu in Hollywood and film criticism



1907 – Astrid Lindgren born, Swedish author, best known for the Pippi Longstocking series

1910 – Aviator Eugene Burton Ely makes the first takeoff from a ship in a Curtiss pusher, from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in Hampton Roads, Virginia



1918 – Czechoslovakia becomes a republic

1919 – Veronica Lake is born, American actress whose long ‘peek-a-boo’ hair was so copied that she changed her hairstyle during WWII to help prevent women working in wartime factories from catching their hair in the machinery



1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) begins domestic radio service

1935 – Franklin Roosevelt announces that the Philippines have become a free commonwealth after approval of their new constitution The Tydings-McDuffie Act plans for the Philippines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946

1935 – Hussein of Jordan born, King from 1953 to 1999

1939 – Wendy Carlos, born Walter Carlos, American musician and composer noted for electronic music and film scores, particularly featuring the Moog synthesizer



1940 – WWII: German planes bomb Coventry, England, destroying most of the town

1943 – Assistant Conductor Leonard Bernstein, age 25, debuts with the New York Philharmonic, filling in for ailing Bruno Walter prior to a national broadcast concert

1944 – Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra record “Opus No. 1” for RCA Records



1945 – Louise Ellman born, British Labour Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside since 1997

1946 – Emily Greene Balch, co-founder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize



1954 – Condoleezza Rice born, American Republican politician; second woman to be U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009)

1956 – The USSR crushes the Hungarian uprising

1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend a segregated white elementary school in Louisiana


Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of Ruby Bridges being escorted
to school by U.S. Marshalls


1961 – The Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii premieres

1967 – The Columbian Congress declares the “Day of the Columbia Woman” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of ‘La Pola’, Policarpa Salavarrieta, a Neogranadine seamstress-turned-spy for the revolutionary forces fighting against the Spanish who was caught and executed

1968 – Yale University announces it is going co-educational

1969 – Apollo 12 blasts off from Cape Kennedy FL on the second manned moon mission

1970 – Santana releases Black Magic Woman



1972 – Blue Ribbon Sports becomes Nike

1973 – National Speakers Association Spirit Day * – the National Speakers Association was founded in this year by Cavett Robert, who was born on November 14, 1907, so he is honored by the association on Spirit Day

1983 – The British government announces that 96 Tomahawk cruise missiles, part of a planned NATO deployment, have arrived at Greenham Common air base; thousands of protesting women who have camped outside the gate stage a lie-in



1986 – The SEC fines Ivan Boesky $100 million for insider stock trading

1991 – World Diabetes Day * is launched by the International Diabetes Federation

1994 – U.S. experts visit 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 institutes a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while most government offices operate with skeleton crews, due to lack of funds because President Clinton vetoed the spending bill sent to him by the Republican-controlled Congress which brutally slashed funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health

1999 – The United Nations imposes sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden

2007 – Buildings in Kaixian, China are demolished to make way for the Three Gorges project – the urban area, dating back 1,800 years, is submerged under the Three Gorges reservoir by October 2008


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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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