This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017. There are 47 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Former astronaut Fred Haise is 84. Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 83. Composer Wendy Carlos is 78. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 70. Britain’s Prince Charles is 69. Singer Stephen Bishop is 66. Blues musician Anson Funderburgh is 63. Pianist Yanni is 63. Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is 63. Former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett is 61. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 56. Run-DMC rapper Reverend Run is 53. Retired Red Sox All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is 51. Rock singer Butch Walker is 48. Actress-comedian Vanessa Bayer is 36.

In 1851, Herman Melville’s novel ‘‘Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale’’ was published in the United States, a month after being released in Britain.


In 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship, as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Va.

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In 1925, the first group exhibit of surrealistic paintings opened at Galerie Pierre in Paris.

In 1954, the president of Egypt, Muhammad Naguib, was deposed by the Revolutionary Command Council, leaving Gamal Abdel Nasser fully in charge as acting head of state.

In 1965, the US Army’s first major military operation of the Vietnam War began with the start of the five-day Battle of Ia Drang. (The fighting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ended on Nov. 18 with both sides claiming victory.)

In 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff.


In 1986, the Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a $100 million penalty on inside-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry.

In 2007, a justice of the peace in Las Vegas ordered O.J. Simpson to stand trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges stemming from a confrontation with memorabilia dealers in a casino hotel room. (Simpson was convicted and served nine years in prison before being paroled in September 2017.)

Last year, in his first extended remarks on the election, President Obama abandoned his dire warnings about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office.