November 14: What happened on this day in history

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Bangalore, Nov 14: Today is Friday, November 14, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:

1832: Th first streetcar, drawn by horse, became operational in New York City. The car could accommodate 30 people.

1851: 'Moby-Dick', the famous novel written by Herman Melville was first published in the US.

Nov 14: What happned on this day

1881: Beginning of Charles J Guiteau's trial for the assassination of former US president James Garfield. He was convicted and executed in 1882.

1889: India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad in British India.

Elizabeth Jane Crochane, the American journalist known by the pen-name of Nellie Bly, started her record-breaking 72-day travel around the world emulating the fictitious journey of Phileas Fogg, the fictitious character of Jules Verne.

1922: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.

1935: The Philippine Islands were proclaimed by the USA as a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Philippines got independence from the USA on July 4, 1946.

1940: German war planes bombed the city of Coventry in England during World War II.

1951: The first telecast of the world lightweight title fight between Jimmy Carter and Art Aragon in Los Angeles was made. The former won the bout.

1956: The USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising.

1959: The eruption of Kilauea Iki Crater (Nov 14-Dec 20, 1959) on the Big Island of Hawaii in the USA.

1969: Apollo 12, the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo programme set off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

1971: Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist was born.

1973: Britain's Princess Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey.

1979: US Jimmy President Carter froze Iranian assets in the United States and US banks abroad after 63 Americans were taken hostage at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran.

1991: World Diabetes Day introduced by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization

Late Cambodian ruler Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland from exile.

1994: US team visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time.

1995: Partial shutdown in the US.

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