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This Day in History for November 14

This Day In History1666 – Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

1732 – First professional librarian in North America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia.

1832 – First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents, rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Street.

1834 – William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years, 4 months.

1851 – “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US.

1883 – “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.

1908 – Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.

1910 – 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia.

1945 – H Lindsey and R Crouse’s “State of the Union” premieres in NYC.

1957 – The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.

1965 – US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.

1968 – “National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning.

1969 – Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing.

1970 – Marshall University football team wiped out in DC-9 air crash at Kenova, West Virginia, killing 75.

1972 – Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)

1981 – 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2 returns to Earth.

1981 – Paul “Bear” Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins.

1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

2002 – The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2013 – Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes.

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