Today in History, English
Today in History, English

129601November 14Event1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
129602November 14Event1932 – Al Shorta SC, one of Iraq's biggest football clubs, are founded as Montakhab Al Shorta.
129603November 14Event1940 – World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
129604November 14Event1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.
129605November 14Event1941 – World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.
129606November 14Event1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.
129607November 14Event1957 – The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
129608November 14Event1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
129609November 14Event1967 – The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman".
129610November 14Event1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.
129611November 14Event1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
129612November 14Event1970 – Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.
129613November 14Event1970 – Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.
129614November 14Event1971 – Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria.
129615November 14Event1971 – Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.
129616November 14Event1973 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
129617November 14Event1975 – Spain abandons Western Sahara.
129618November 14Event1979 – Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
129619November 14Event1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
129620November 14Event1984 – Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
129621November 14Event1990 – After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder–Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.
129622November 14Event1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
129623November 14Event1991 – Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
129624November 14Event1991 – In Royal Oak, Michigan, a fired United States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five before committing suicide.
129625November 14Event1995 – A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.
129626November 14Event2001 – War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
129627November 14Event2003 – Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
129628November 14Event2008 – The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
129629November 14Event2010 – Germany's Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing wins Formula One's Drivers Championship to become the sport's youngest champion.
129630November 14Event2012 – Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate.

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