Saturday, November 14, 2015

Today in History: Saturday, November 14, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 14, 1940, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry during World War II.
 
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On this date in:
1851Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was published.
1881Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President James A. Garfield. (He was convicted and hanged.)
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1922The British Broadcasting Corp. began its domestic radio service.
1935President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
1969Apollo 12 was launched on the second manned mission to the moon.
1972The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time.
1973Britain's Princess Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey.
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1986The SEC fined Ivan F. Boesky $100 million for insider stock trading. 
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1995The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
1999The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Britain's Prince Charles turns 67 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Boutros Boutros-GhaliFormer U.N. secretary-general93
Ellis MarsalisJazz pianist81
P.J. O'RourkeWriter68
Buckwheat ZydecoZydeco musician68
YanniPianist61
Laura San GiacomoActress ("Just Shoot Me")54
D.B. SweeneyActor54
Reverend RunRapper (Run-DMC)51
Patrick WarburtonActor51
Curt SchillingBaseball player49
Josh DuhamelActor43
Vanessa BayerActress-comedian ("Saturday Night Live")34
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turns 61 years old today.
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