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Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 14, 2021

Born

  • Robert Fulton (inventor) –
  • Claude Monet (artist) –
  • Frederick Jackson Turner (historian) –
  • Sonia Delaunay (artist) –
  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Astrid Lindgren (author) –
  • Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer) –
  • Veronica Lake (actress) –
  • Brian Keith (actor) –
  • Edward White (astronaut) –
  • Condoleezza Rice (U.S. Secretary of State) –
  • Willie Hernandez (baseball player) –
  • Curt Schilling (baseball player) –
  • Josh Duhamel (actor) –
  • Chip Gaines (home improvement expert) –

Died

  • Booker T. Washington (educator & activist) –
  • Eddie Bracken (actor) –

Events

  • First Western theatrical production in North America, Le Theatre de Neptune, performed–
  • Louis Timothee became the first salaried librarian in the U.S.”“–
  • Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, was first published in the U.S.–
  • Journalist Nellie Bly left N.Y.C. for tour around the world in 72 days–
  • Eugene Ely piloted the first airplane take-off from a ship–
  • Yale University announces that it will begin admitting women as undergraduate students in 1969–
  • Apollo 12 spacecraft successfully launched from Cape Kennedy–
  • Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey–
  • Second successful landing of space shuttle Columbia–
  • Jean Drapeau became mayor of Montreal for 8th time–
  • First cabooseless Canadian Pacific train left Winnipeg, Manitoba, bound for Thunder Bay, Ontario–

Weather

  • Violent, easterly gales in New York City flooded cellars and spoiled wharves–
  • 36 seconds into its flight to the Moon, Apollo 12 was struck by lightning, and again 20 seconds later, knocking out its electronic navigation system, and nearly forcing the mission to be â€œscrubbed”–

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