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November 14th In History  

On November 14, 1896, the power plant at Niagara Falls became operational. On the same day in 1969, Apollo 12 was launched.

1524: – Francisco Pizarro began his first great expedition near Columbia.

1680: – The Great Comet of 1680 also known as Kirch’s Comet was discovered by Gottfried Kirch.

1792: – Captain George Vancouver became the first Englishman to enter the San Francisco Bay.

1832: – The first ever street car became operational in New York City. It was drawn by horses and could accommodate 30 people.

1896: – The power plant at Niagara Falls became operational.

1908: – Physicist Albert Einstein presented his Quantum Theory of Light.

1918: – Republic Czechoslovakia was created with Tomas Masaryk as its first President.

1921: – Communist Party of Spain was founded.

1922: – The domestic radio service was started by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

1928: – World’s largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn exploded and caused total 28 deaths.

1952: – Greek general Alexander Papagos won the election.

1965: – The US government sent 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.

1968: – The first ever European lung transplant surgery took place.

1969: – Apollo 12 was launched for 2nd manned Moon landing.

1990: – France performed nuclear test at Mururoa atoll.

2012: – The closest known rogue planet to earth is discovered. This planet is known as CFBDSIR 2149-0403.

 

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