This Date in History Calender- November 14

In Crime, environment, Foreign Affairs, History, literature, media, World War II on November 13, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1899: Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in 80 Days”, one of the first female Journalists Nelly Bly, sets out to travel the globe in less then 80 days.

1922: The British government run British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) begins broadcasting in the United Kingdom.

1940: Fire in the skies, as the Coventry Cathedral is reduced to shambles in the city of Coventry in Great Britian, when it is bombarded by attacks from the German Luftwafe (German air force)during World War II.

1951: Singer/Song writer Steven Bishop is born.

1959: An event that would spark that would horrify many and spark the intrest of author Truman Capote unfolds. Two criminals slaughter the Cutter Family in the quiant rural Kansas town, in serach of a large stash of money. Capote would later write the classic novel “In Cold Blood”, inspired by the incident.

1965: The first major battle between American and North Vietnamese Millitary forces occurs in the Battle of La Drang.

1967: A large scale enviromental law is passed. The “Air Quality Act” set aside $428 million dollars to combat air pollution.

1969: The second manned mission to the moon, known as Apollo 12 is launched.

1979: In response to the Iranian hostage situation, then President Jimmy Carter acts to freeze all Iranian financial assets within the United States.

2001: In response to the 9/11 attacks on America, the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance fighters seize the Capitol of Kabul from ruling Taliban forces.


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