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NOVEMBER 14

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British Commonwealth: Prince of Wales' Birthday
(Commemoration of Prince Charles' birthday: 11/14/1948)
Great Britain Prince of Wales
Guinea-Bissau: Movement of Readjustment Day
(Commemoration of 11/14/1980 coup d'état)
Guinea-Bissau Bank Holidays
Jordan: King Hussein's Birthday
(Commemoration of king's birth date: 11/14/1935)
Jordan U.S. Department of State
1650 William III, King of England English Political and Social Leaders English Monarchy
1889 Jawaharlal Nehru (Prime Minister of India) India
1909 Joseph McCarthy (Wisconsin-born U.S. Senator: Namesake of the Cold War Term "McCarthyism") Joseph McCarthy U.S. Congress The Cold War
1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egyptian-born Secretary General of the United Nations) Egypt The United Nations
1935 King Hussein of Jordan King Hussein
1948 Charles, Prince of Wales Prince Charles English Monarchy
1954 Condoleezza Rice (Alabama-born African-American Secretary of State of the George W. Bush Administration) Condoleezza Rice U.S. Government President George W. Bush African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Department of State African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 Booker T. Washington (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Educator and Rights Advocate) Booker T. Washington Noted Educators Human Rights Famous African Americans
1972 Martin Dies (Texas-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Texas State Historical Association
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1501 Arthur Tudor of England Marries Catherine of Aragon British History British Monarchy Spartacus
1862 Lincoln Approves Burnside's Plan to Take Richmond Abraham Lincoln Ambrose Burnside American Civil War History Channel
1864 Sherman Returns to Atlanta to Prepare Forces for March to the Sea Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
1881 Guiteau Trial Begins for Assassination of President Garfield James A. Garfield The American Presidency Law & Legal Resources New York Times
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Proclaims the Philippine Islands a Free Commonwealth Republic of the Philippines New York Times
1940 German Bombers Begin 10-Hour Raid That Decimates Coventry, England British History World War II History Channel
1942 U.S.S. Washington Sinks the Japanese Battleship Kirishima Near Guadalcanal Japan World War II Naval History History Link
1951 President Truman Asks Congress to Aid Yugoslavia Yugoslavia President Truman U.S. Congress History Channel
1973 IRA Gang Convicted of London Bombings Great Britain Terrorism Law and Legal Resources BBC
Britain's Princess Anne Marries Commoner, Captain. Mark Phillip British History British Monarchy BBC
1979 President Carter Issues Executive Order Freezing Iranian Assets in U.S. Banks President Jimmy Carter Iran Hostage Crisis Business & Economics PBS
President Carter Appoints Alcee Hastings As First African-American Federal Judge in Florida Florida President Jimmy Carter African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1982 Polish Authorities Release Labor Leader, Lech Walesa, After 11 Months of Internment Lech Walesa Labor Unions History Channel
1991 Two Libyans Indicted for Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Scotland Libya Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorism BBC
Prince Norodom Sihanouk Returns to Cambodia, Ending 13 Years of Exile Cambodia Cambodian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
1993 Residents of Puerto Rico Vote Against Statehood in Plebiscite Puerto Rico Vote Elections in Puerto Rico
2000 Florida's Secretary of State Certifies George W. Bush's 300-vote Win over Al Gore Florida 2000 Presidential Election The American Presidency George W. Bush New York Times
2007 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 15,000 Homeless in Chile Chile Earthquake CNN

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