On November 14:
1805 Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist, was born.
1840 Claude Monet, French painter, was born.
1878 Julie Manet, French painter, was born.
1889 Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) began a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completed the trip in seventy-two days.
1908 Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was born.
1918 Czechoslovakia beccame a republic.
1919 Veronica Lake, American actress, was born.
1922 The BBC began radio service.
1927 Bart Cummings, Australian race horse trainer, was born.
1935 King Hussein of Jordan was born.
1947 P. J. O’Rourke, American writer, was born.
1948 Prince Charles was born.
1952 The first regular UK singles chart was published by the New Musical Express.
1954 – Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State, was born.
1959 Paul McGann, British actor, was born.
1969 NASA launched Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon.
1971 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer, was born.
1973 DPB legislation was introduced in New Zealand.
1973 Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
2007 The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.