11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 14th November


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1840 - Artist Claude Monet is born

2. 1851 - Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is published

3. 1922 - The BBC begins broadcasting on medium wave

4. 1948 - Prince Charles is born

5. 1969 - Apollo 12 lifts off on a mission to the moon

6. 1973 - An IRA gang of two women and six men are found guilty of exploding car bombs outside the Old Bailey and Scotland Yard

7. 1973 - The wedding of the Queen's only daughter, Princess Anne, takes place at Westminster Abbey (it ends in divorce)

8. 1985 - A volcano erupts in Colombia and buries nearby towns

9. 1991 - The US accuses Libya of the Lockerbie bombing, and demands Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi hand over Libyan intelligence officers indicted over the affair

10. 1994 - The Eurostar service between London, Paris and Brussels, carrying passengers through the newly completed Channel Tunnel, is launched

11. 2011 - Gabrielle Giffords, the US Congresswoman who was shot in the head in January 2011, gives her first television interview since beginning her recovery

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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