Today in History - November 14

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565        Nov 14, Justinian I, [Petrus Sabbatius], Byzantine emperor (527-565), died at age 83.
    (Baker, 2002)

976        Nov 14, T'ai tsu, emperor of China and founder of Sung-dynasty, died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1180        Nov 14, Laurcan O'Toole (b.1128), Archbishop of Dublin (1161-1180), died in France. His name was later anglicized to Laurence O'Toole. He was canonized only forty-five years after his death.
    (http://www.cin.org/lauotool.html)(http://tinyurl.com/7zgxqxv)

1263        Nov 14, Alexander Nevski (43), Russian ruler (1252-63), died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1380        Nov 14, King Charles VI of France was crowned at age 12.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1501        Nov 14, Arthur Tudor married Katherine of Aragon. [see Oct 15]
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1524        Nov 14, Pizarro began his 1st great expedition, near Colombia.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1625        Nov 14, Giulio C. Procaccini, Italian sculptor and painter, died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1650        Nov 14, William III, King of England (1689-1702), was born. [see Nov 4]
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1666        Nov 14, Samuel Pepys reported the on 1st blood transfusion, which was between dogs.
    (HFA, '96, p.42)(MC, 11/14/01)

1716        Nov 14, Gottfried W. Leibniz (Leibnitz b.1646), German philosopher and theologian, died. In 2005 Matthew Stewart authored “The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World.
    (www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Leibniz.html)(WSJ, 12/15/05, p.D8)

1719        Nov 14, Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1732        Nov 14, 1st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, was hired in Phila.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1765        Nov 14, Robert Fulton, inventor, was born. His steamboat, the Clermont, made its 1st voyage on Aug 17, 1807.
    (HN, 11/14/98)(WSJ, 7/27/04, p.D10)

1774        Nov 14, Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1778        Nov 14, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1805        Nov 14, Fanny Cecilia Mendelssohn Hensel (d.1847), composer, was born in Hamburg, Germany.
    (http://tinyurl.com/dypbhbo)
1805        Nov 14, Napoleon took control of Vienna, Austria.
    (SFC, 4/26/12, p.A2)(www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n_war/campaign/page_6.html)

1812        Nov 14, As Napoleon Bonaparte's army retreated form Moscow, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees below zero. Michel Ney defended the Napoleon‘s rear during the retreat from Moscow and was called by Napoleon "The bravest of the brave." He rejoined Napoleon during the Hundred Days and the Waterloo campaign. After Napoleon‘s defeat, he was found guilty of treason and shot. It was later suggested that many soldiers died because their tin coat buttons deteriorated in the extreme cold.
    (HN, 11/14/99)(HNQ, 9/21/00)(SSFC, 6/8/03, p.M2)

1831        Nov 14, Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (74), Austrian composer and piano builder, died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1832        Nov 14, Charles Carroll (95), large landowner and signer Declaration of Independence, died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1832        Nov 14, The first streetcar, a horse-drawn vehicle called the John Mason, went into operation in New York City on 4th Avenue between Prince & 14th Sts.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(MC, 11/14/01)

1833        Nov 14, Charles Darwin departed by horse to Montevideo.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1834        Nov 14, William Thomson entered Glasgow Univ. at 10 yrs 4 months.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1840        Nov 14, Claude Monet (d.1926), French Impressionist painter, was born. He is best known for his late work done at Giverney, northwest of Paris after 1890. He came up with the idea of series pictures, which feature a single subject shown again and again under varying conditions of light and weather. He studied in Paris with Charles Gleyre, a Swiss academic painter, and there met Frederic Bazille, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Together they developed open-air painting which came to be known as Impressionism.
    (WSJ, 7/25/95, p.A-10)(HN, 11/14/98)

1842        Nov 14, Walter Williams (d.1959), claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1851        Nov 14, Herman Melville’s novel "Moby Dick" was published in the US. The 1st publication was in London on October 18.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(www.mobylives.com/Happy_Birthday_Moby.html)

1863        Nov 14, Leo H.A. Baekeland (d.1944), Belgian-US chemist (bakelite), was born.
    (www.zephyrus.co.uk/galen.html)
1863        Nov 14, Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest was assigned to command of West Tennessee.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1863        Nov 14, There was a skirmish at Danville, Mississippi.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1881        Nov 14, Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
    (AP, 11/14/97)

1882        Nov 14, Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, lost his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1887        Nov 14, Bernhard Paumgartner, musicologist, conductor, composer, was born in Austria.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1889        Nov 14, Jawaharlal Nehru (d.1964), Indian nationalist leader (1947-1964), was born. "A man who is afraid will do anything."
    (AP, 9/27/97)(HN, 11/14/00)(MC, 11/14/01)
1889        Nov 14, Nellie Bly, the pen name of journalist Elizabeth Cochran, sailed from New York to begin her record-breaking 24,899-mile trip around the world--a journey that would end on January 25, 1890. Cochran had become a reporter for the Pittsburgh Dispatch at age 18 and adopted the pen name "Nellie Bly" from a popular song by Stephen Foster. Her six-month series of stories from Mexico attracted the attention of Joseph Pulitzer and, in 1887, she went to work for Pulitzer's New York World. Feigning insanity, Nellie once had herself committed to the Blackwell's Island mental hospital and then wrote an expose that brought about needed reforms. The around-the-world trip originated in an attempt to beat the Jules Verne's fictional hero Phineas Fogg's 80-day journey. Millions of people followed the adventures of the plucky reporter through stories posted back to the World at every stop. Tremendous celebrations greeted Nellie when she arrived in New York. Her trip lasted 72 days, six hours and eleven minutes--a record that would stand until the Graf Zeppelin circled the globe in 20 days, four hours and fourteen minutes in 1929.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(HNPD, 11/14/98)

1896            Nov 14, Mamie G. Doud Eisenhower (d.1969), 1st lady (1953-61) of Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), was born in Boone, Iowa.
    (www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/me34.html)

1900        Nov 14, Aaron Copeland (d.1990), American composer, was born in New York City. His works include "Billy the Kidd," "Appalachian Spring" and "Fanfare for the Common Man."
    (DrEE, 9/28/96, p.1)(HN, 11/14/99)

1905        Nov 14, David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1906        Nov 14, Louise Brooks, silent film star, was born. She became a symbol of the 1920s flapper.
    (HN, 11/14/00)

1907        Nov 14, Astrid Lindgren (d.2002), children's writer, was born near Vimmerby, Sweden. Her books included “Pippi Longstocking."
    (SFC, 1/29/02, p.A17)(AP, 11/14/07)
1907        Nov 14, William Steig, children author ("Shrek"), was born in New York.
    (AP, 11/14/07)

1908        Nov 14, Joseph McCarthy was born. He became an anti-Communist Senator from Wisconsin who gave the name “McCarthyism" to his communist witch-hunts. In 1999 William F. Buckley Jr. published "The Redhunter," a historical novel about Joe McCarthy.
    (HN, 11/14/98)(WSJ, 7/22/99, p.A24)
1908        Nov 14, Harrison Sallisbury, journalist for The New York Times, was born.
    (HN, 11/14/00)
1908        Nov 14, Oscar Strauss' musical "The Chocolate Soldier," premiered in Vienna.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1908        Nov 14, Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1909        Nov 14, In San Francisco Yee Yup was shot down by Gee Gong, a former employee in the laundry of the dead man. The On Yicks have now killed 4 members of the Yee family, while the Yee family have but one death to their credit. It was feared that the murder would escalate family rivalries in Chinatown.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, DB p.46)

1910        Nov 14, Lieutenant Eugene Ely, U.S. Navy, was the first to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship. He flew from the Birmingham at Hampton Roads to Norfolk. It was a Curtiss plane flown by Eugene Ely, a company exhibition pilot, that made the first successful takeoff from a Navy ship.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1912        Nov 14, Barbara Hutton, heiress (Woolworth), was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1915        Nov 14, Booker T. Washington (b.1856), Black American educator, died in Tuskegee, Alabama. The former slave later founded the Tuskegee Institute (1881). Booker Taliaferro Washington later became the 1st black on a US postage stamp. His autobiography "Up From Slavery" was listed in 1999 as the 3rd best work of non-fiction in the English language in the 20th century by the Modern Library. In 2009 Robert J. Norrell authored “Up From History: The Life of Booker T. Washington." 
    (AP, 5/5/97)(HN, 4/5/99)(SFC, 4/29/99, p.C5)(WSJ, 1/23/09, p.W10)

1918        Nov 14, Republic of Czechoslovakia was created with T.G. Masaryk as president. [see Aug 30]
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1919        Nov 14, Red Army captured Omsk, Siberia.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1921        Nov 14, The Cherokee Indians asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1922        Nov 14, Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992-), was.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1922        Nov 14, The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, began the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House. The company was formed with a commercial mission to sell radio sets. General manager John Reith (33), Scottish engineer, envisaged an independent British broadcaster able to educate, inform and entertain the whole nation, free from political interference and commercial pressure.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(www.bbc.co.uk/heritage/story/1920s.shtml)

1924        Nov 14, Leonid B. Kogan, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1928        Nov 14, Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera, Met Opera), was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1930        Nov 14, Edward H White II, San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF, astronaut (Gemini 4), was born.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1930        Nov 14, Right-wing militarists attempted to assassinate Japanese Premier Hamagushi.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1934        Nov 14, In San Francisco a fire started when water backed up into the AJ Clark Trucking Co. warehouse and penetrated hundreds of sacks of unslaked lime. 21 firemen suffered burn injuries.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, DB p.46)

1935        Nov 14, Nazis stripped German Jews of their citizenship. [see Sep 15]
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1935        Nov 14, King Hussein ibn Talal I of Jordan was born in Amman to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and princess Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil of the Hashemite dynasty.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A19)(SFEC, 2/7/99, p.A22)(AP, 11/14/07)
1935        Nov 14, Manuel Luis Quezon was sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of Philippines was inaugurated. Pres. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
    (HN, 11/14/98)(AP, 11/14/97)

1939        Nov 14, Wendy (Walter) Carlos, composer (Switched on Bach), was born in Pawtucket, RI.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1940        Nov 14, Coventry, England, was devastated by German bombers in the worst air raid of World War II, killing 1,000.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(HN, 11/14/98)

1942        Nov 13-15, Japanese-US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1942        Nov 14, Last Vichy French troops in Algeria surrendered.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1943        Nov 14, Leonard Bernstein, the 25-year-old assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, made his debut with the orchestra as he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter during a nationally broadcast concert.
    (AP, 11/14/02)
1943        Nov 14, An American torpedo was mistakenly fired at the U.S. battleship Iowa, which was carrying President Roosevelt and his joint chiefs to the Tehran conference; the torpedo exploded harmlessly in the Iowa's wake.
    (AP, 11/14/01)

1944        Nov 14, Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1" for RCA Victor.
    (AP, 11/14/97)

1945        Nov 14, H. Lindsay & R. Crouse "State of the Union," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1946        Nov 14, Manuel de Falla (69), Spanish composer (Vita Breve, Atl ntida), died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1948        Nov 14, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne of England, was born.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1951        Nov 14, United States and Yugoslavia signed a military aid pact.
    (HN, 11/14/98)
1951        Nov 14, French paratroopers captured Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1954        Nov 14, Egyptian Pres. Naguib was fired and a state of emergency declared. Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), chairman of the RCC, took command.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Rulers_of_Modern_Egypt)

1955        Nov 14, Robert E. Sherwood (59), dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), died.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1956        Nov 14, The Hungarian revolt was put down.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1960        Nov 14, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charged Castro with starting uprisings.
    (HN, 11/14/98)
1960        Nov 14, New Orleans integrated two all white schools. Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old black girl, entered a previously all-white school flanked by 4 federal marshals before a phalanx of angry racists. A 1998 Disney movie “Ruby Bridges" portrayed the event, which was captured by Norman Rockwell in his painting: “The Problem We all Live With."
    (WSJ, 1/8/98, p.A7)(HN, 11/14/98)
1960        Nov 14, 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 in Czech.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1960        Nov 14, OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), formed.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1961        Nov 14, President Kennedy increased the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.
    (HN, 11/14/00)

1962        Nov 14, Laura San Giacoma, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs), was born in Danville, NJ.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1963        Nov 14, Greece freed hundreds who were jailed in the Communist uprising of 1944- 1950.
    (HN, 11/14/98)
1963        Nov 14, Iceland got a new island when a volcano pushed its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast.
    (HN, 11/14/00)

1964        Nov 14, "Oliver!" closed at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1964        Nov 14, The U.S. First Cavalry Division battled with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1965        Nov 14, US government sent 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1965        Nov 14, Bruce Crandall (32) flew through a gantlet of enemy fire, taking ammunition in and wounded Americans out of the Battle at Ia Drang Valley, one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Crandall's actions were depicted in the Hollywood movie "We Were Soldiers," adapted from the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young." In 2007 he was awarded a Medal of Honor.
    (AP, 2/26/07)

1967        Nov 14, Barney Kilgore (b.1908), WSJ columnist and Chairman of Dow Jones & Co., died. He is credited as the visionary who made The Wall Street Journal into a national newspaper. In 2009 Richard J. Tofel authored “Restless Genius: Barney Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal, and the Invention of Modern Journalism."
    (www.nassauchurch.org/cemetery/docs/bernard_kilgore.htm)(WSJ, 3/9/09, p.A17)

1968        Nov 14, In the US "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" featured draft card burning as the Vietnam death toll approached 30,000 and US troop strength in Vietnam reached its peak of 550,000.
    (www.answers.com/topic/1968)
1968        Nov 14, In Connecticut Yale University announced its plan to go co-ed.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1969        Nov 14, The United States launched Apollo 12 for the moon from Cape Kennedy.
    (AP, 11/14/97)(HN, 11/14/98)

1970        Nov 14, The Marshall Univ. football team of Huntington, West Virginia, was wiped out in air crash of a Southern Airways DC-9 at Kenova, WV. All 75 people on board were killed.
    (www.super70s.com/Super70s/Tech/Aviation/Disasters/70-11-14(SouthernAir).asp)

1971        Nov 14, In Egypt Shenouda III (b.1923) became the Coptic Orthodox Pope and the 116th successor to Saint Mark the Evangelist.
    (Econ, 6/5/10, p.56)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Shenouda_III_of_Alexandria)

1972        Nov 14, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.
    (HFA, '96, p.18)(AP, 11/14/97)

1973        Nov 14, Britain's Princess Anne married Capt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey. However, they divorced in 1992, and Anne re-married.
    (AP, 11/14/97)

1977        Nov 14, Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Hindu sect, died. He passed succession to 11 separate disciples.
    (SFC, 2/13/01, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._C._Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada)

1981        Nov 14, In Egypt the weight of Lake Nasser unexpectedly triggered earthquakes, such as the 5.2 magnitude quake on Nov 14, 1981.
    (NG, May 1985, p.603)(http://tinyurl.com/349x3j)

1984        Nov 14, The Space Shuttle Discovery crew rescued a second satellite.
    (HN, 11/14/98)

1986        Nov 14, The White House acknowledged CIA role in secretly shipping weapons to Iran.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ycfppa)
1986        Nov 14, The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a record $100 million penalty against inside-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry.
    (AP, 11/14/06)

1987        Nov 14, A bomb hidden in a box of chocolates exploded in the lobby of Beirut's American University Hospital, killing seven people, including the woman who was carrying it.
    (AP, 11/14/97)
1987            Nov 14, Pieter Menten (b.1899), Dutch war criminal, died at an old people's home in Loosbroek, southern Netherlands.
    (www.jbwan.com/roblog/archives/000615.html)
1987        Nov 14, Ali Saibou (1940-2011) began serving as the 3rd president of Niger succeeding the deceased Seyni Kountche. He continued to 1993 and brought multi-party politics to the west African country.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Saibou)

1988        Nov 14, The TV series “Murphy Brown" featured Candice Bergen working as an investigative journalist and producer of a TV news magazine. The show continued to 1998.
    (LSA, Spring, 2009, p.44)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy_Brown)
1988        Nov 14, Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
    (AP, 11/14/98)

1989        Nov 14, The U.S. Navy, alarmed over a recent string of serious accidents, ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down.
    (AP, 11/14/99)

1990        Nov 14, President Bush told congressional leaders he had no immediate plans to go to war in the Persian Gulf.
    (AP, 11/14/00)
1990        Nov 14, Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel “American Psycho."
    (AP, 11/14/00)
1990        Nov 14, British journalist commentator Malcolm Muggeridge (b.1903) died in Sussex, England. Richard Ingrams authored: "Muggeridge: The Biography" (1996).
    (WSJ, 4/17/96, p.A-18)    (AP, 11/14/00)

1991        Nov 14, U.S. and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
    (AP, 11/14/01)
1991        Nov 14, Tony Richardson (63), British director (Tom Jones), died of AIDS.
    (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724798/)
1991        Nov 14, Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland after 13 years of exile.
    (AP, 11/14/01)

1992        Nov 14, As preparations for the presidential transition continued, President-elect Clinton told reporters in Little Rock, Ark., that a compromise on a line-item veto proposed by House Speaker Thomas Foley could prove acceptable.
    (AP, 11/14/97)

1993        Nov 14, Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history.
    (http://www.donshula.com/careerhighlights.htm)
1993        Nov 14, Residents of Puerto Rico voted in a plebiscite to maintain the island's existing U.S. commonwealth status, derailing the efforts of those favoring statehood.
    (AP, 11/14/98)

1994        Nov 14, President Clinton, in Indonesia, met one-on-one with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, winning pledges to keep the pressure on North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons program.
    (AP, 11/14/99)
1994        Nov 14, U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord aimed at opening such sites to outside inspections.
    (AP, 11/14/99)
1994        Nov 14, The 1st trains for public ran in Channel Tunnel under the English Channel.
    (www.eurotunnel.com/ukcP3Main/ukcCorporate/ukcMediaCentre/ukpPressPack.htm)
1994        Nov 14, In the Czech Republic the TV station Nova began its first commercial broadcast in Eastern Europe with the film “Sophie’s Choice."
    (WSJ, 4/30/97, p.A1)
1994        Nov 14, Heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon swept across Haiti, killing several hundred people.
    (AP, 11/14/99)

1995        Nov 14, US Representative Enid Greene Waldholtz (Republican, Utah) filed for divorce from her husband, Joe, who was under federal investigation for possible campaign financing improprieties. Joe Waldholtz spent 22 months in federal prison.
    (AP, 11/14/00)
1995        Nov 14, Jack Finney (84), author (Body Snatchers, Time and Again), died of pneumonia.
    (MC, 11/14/01)
1995        Nov 14, In Liberia extra-judicial killings left 7 soldiers dead. In 2012 a US immigration judge ordered George Boley (62), the former leader of the Liberian Peace Council, out of the country in upstate New York citing "credible reports" that Boley authorized the executions of seven of his soldiers on this day.
    (AFP, 2/7/12)
1995        Nov 14-1995 Nov 20, The US government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
    (SFC, 9/12/98, p.A12)(AP, 11/14/00)   

1996        Nov 14, The first General Motors electric automobile, the EV1, was produced in Lansing, Mich. Its range was estimated at 70-90 miles before recharge.
    (WSJ, 11/15/96, p.A12)
1996        Nov 14, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States and leader of Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died at his home at age 68, surrounded by family and friends.
    (SFC, 11/15/96, p.C7)(AP, 11/14/97)
1996        Nov 14, In Algeria militants slit the throats of 18 more people. 11 in Ain-Dema and 7 in Douar Zemala.
    (SFC, 11/15/96, p.A18)
1996        Nov 14, In Guatemala villagers in Momostenango broke into the town jail where 4 men were jailed on charges of assault and robbery of bus passengers. They were beat, doused with gasoline and burned to death. It was later learned that the victims were 2 artists, a dentist, and a minister from a neighboring state hunting rabbits.
    (SFEC, 12/1/96, p.T9)(SFC, 12/3/96, p.E1)
1996        Nov 14, In Mexico PRI deputies approved the rewritten “all-party accords" that had been initially designed to stem their power.
    (SFC, 11/16/96, p.A11)
1996        Nov 14, Armed men surrounded the Mugunga refugee camp in eastern Zaire and began shooting indiscriminately at its inhabitants as they huddled for safety or tried to flee. Hundreds of men, women and children died over a three-day period, according to eyewitnesses and forensic evidence later gathered from mass graves.
    (AP, 10/1/10)

1997        Nov 14, Pres. Clinton signed a bill containing $250 million to buy 7,500 acres in the headwaters forest of northern California. The agreement with Charles Hurwitz was revised in 1998 and protection was tentatively established for 12 of 13 stands of redwoods and Pacific Lumber was to be allowed to log one grove.
    (SFC, 11/15/97, p.A3)(SFC, 2/28/98, p.A1)
1997        Nov 14, A US federal court ruled that spent reactor fuel must be accepted by the Energy Dept. beginning no later than Jan 31, even though no disposal site yet exists. Financial penalties could result.
    (WSJ, 11/17/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 14, A jury in Fairfax, Va., decided that Pakistani national Mir Aimal Kasi should get the death penalty for gunning down two CIA employees outside agency headquarters. Kasi was sentenced to death in January 1998. He was executed Nov 14, 2002.
    (AP, 11/14/98)
1997        Nov 14, Sara Lister, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, resigned in the wake of political pressure after she called Marines "extremists" and mocked their uniforms as "checkerboard fancy."
    (AP, 11/14/07)
1997        Nov 14, In Cameroon Pres. Paul Biya launched a campaign to fight millions of locusts in the northern part of the country where crops were already decimated by drought, animal and birds.
    (SFC, 11/15/97, p.A20)
1997        Nov 14, The Hong Kong stock market was down 30% over the last month.
    (SFEC, 11/16/97, p.A24)
1997        Nov 14, In Russia Pres. Yeltsin fired deputy chief of staff Alexander Kozakov due to a $90,000 advance payment for a book on the history of state owned property sales. Kozakov presided over relations between the Kremlin and local governments. He was expected to keep his position as chairman of the board of Gazprom. The following day he fired 2 more ministers, privatization chief Maxim Boiko and Federal Bankruptcy Commission chief Pyotr Mostovoi.
    (SFC, 11/15/97, p.A12)(SFEC, 11/16/97, p.A22)
1997        Nov 14, In Zimbabwe the dollar, stock market and economy all crashed over concerns about payoffs to former guerrillas and the consequences of seizing 1,480 mostly white-owned farms. Zimbabwe’s currency plunged a record 72%, an episode later regarded as the precursor of its subsequent economic meltdown.
    (SFC, 1/26/98, p.A12)(AFP, 11/10/07)

1998        Nov 14, The US tobacco industry agreed to a $260 billion settlement of state’s claims for public health costs due to smoking. In 2002 W. Kip Viscusi authored “Smoke-Filled Rooms and Martha Derthick authored “Up In Smoke," an examination of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), negotiated among the tobacco companies, tort lawyers and state attorneys general.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/6/02, p.D7)
1998        Nov 14, In Oceanside, Ca., Matthew Cecchi (9) was killed in a restroom by a knife slash to the neck. Brandon Wilson (20), a drifter from Wisconsin, was picked up within days and admitted to the murder. A jury in 1999 recommended that Wilson be executed. Wilson was sentenced to death Nov 4. On Nov 17, 2011, Wilson was found hanging in his death row cell at San Quentin.
    (SFC, 11/19/98, p.C6)(SFC, 10/7/99, p.A3)(SFC, 11/5/99, p.A6)(Reuters, 11/17/11)
1998        Nov 14, In Argentina negotiators from 150 countries agreed to set a 2 year deadline for adopting operational rules of the Kyoto Protocol for cutting emissions of industrial waste gases that were believed to cause global warming.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A21)
1998        Nov 14, In Jakarta residents of poor neighborhoods attacked shopping malls, banks, car dealerships and Chinese-owned shops. Troops took action to quell the rioting and one police officer was reported killed.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A23)
1998        Nov 14, Iraq backed down and agreed to submit to UN weapons inspections as US forces were poised for attack.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A1)(AP, 11/14/99)
1998        Nov 14, In Malaysia thousands gathered to criticize Prime Minister Mahathir as world leaders gathered for the 6th APEC forum.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A17)

1999        Nov 14, Democrat Bill Bradley took center court at New York’s Madison Square Garden for a $1.5 million presidential campaign fund-raiser that featured his old Knick teammates and former basketball rivals.
    (AP, 11/14/00)
1999        Nov 14, Pres. Clinton flew to Turkey for talks on Cyprus.
    (SFC, 11/15/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 14, UN sanctions against Afghanistan went into effect following the Taliban refusal to turn over Osama bin Laden. Int'l. flights were banned and overseas assets were frozen.
    (SFEC, 11/14/99, p.A14)
1999        Nov 14, In Columbia the 3rd bomb blast in a week injured a worker at El Tiempo newspaper in Cali.
    (SFC, 11/16/99, p.E4)
1999        Nov 14, In Macedonia Boris Trajkovsky (43) of the right centrist VMRO DPMNE party was the winner in a runoff election with 53% of the vote. Some 35,000 people later protested the results.
    (SFC, 11/19/99, p.D2)
1999        Nov 14, Pakistan was suspended from the Commonwealth of former British-ruled nations over the military regime's refusal to set a timeline for elections.
    (WSJ, 11/15/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 14, In the Philippines Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels clashed with soldiers on Mindanao and 2 people were killed in Tibao.
    (SFC, 11/15/99, p.A19)
1999        cNov 14, In Sri Lanka a bomb injured 34 people at an opposition rally for Ranil Wickremesinghe.
    (WSJ, 11/15/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 14, In Ukraine Pres. Kuchma won a 2nd term by a 56% margin over Petro Symonenko with 97% of the ballots counted.
    (SFC, 11/15/99, p.A17)

2000        Nov 14, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush's fragile 300-vote lead over Al Gore, hours after a judge refused to lift a 5 p.m. deadline; however, the judge gave Harris the authority to accept or reject follow-up manual recount totals.
    (SFC, 11/15/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/14/01)
2000        Nov 14, MP3.com agreed to pay $53.4 million in damages to Universal Music Group.
    (SFC, 11/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 14, Pioneering CBS Radio newsman Robert Trout died in New York at age 91.
    (AP, 11/14/01)
2000        Nov 14, In Indonesia some 50,000 rallied for independence in Aceh.
    (SFC, 11/15/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 14, In Iraq a bomb killed 6 people in Irbil.
    (SFC, 11/17/00, p.D6)
2000        Nov 14, Israeli troops shot dead 3 Palestinian teenagers (13-19) and a man was killed after settlers threw rocks at his car.
    (SFC, 11/15/00, p.A12)
2000        Nov 14, In the Philippines some 20,000 marched in Manila for the ouster of Pres. Estrada.
    (SFC, 11/15/00, p.A12)

2001        Nov 14, Jonathan Franzan won the national Book Award in fiction for "The Corrections." Andrew Solomon, gay psychiatrist, won the non-fiction award for "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression."
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A2)(Econ, 12/22/12, p.132)
2001        Nov 14, Pres. Bush nominated Sean O’Keefe, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, to head NASA.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A20)
2001        Nov 14, Pres. Bush welcomed Pres. Putin to his Prairie Chapel Ranch. They continued their talks a day after the two leaders agreed at the White House to reduce their countries' nuclear stockpiles.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A20)(AP, 11/14/02)
2001        Nov 14, Attorney Gen. Ashcroft unveiled an overhaul of the INS. Law enforcement and service operations would be split.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A13)
2001        Nov 14, The Microsoft Xbox, a video game player, went on sale for $299.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.D1)
2001        Nov 14, The rout of the Taliban in Afghanistan accelerated with the Islamic militia losing control of Jalalabad in the east, once-loyal Pashtun tribesmen joining in the revolt in the south, and many of their fighters fleeing into the mountains to evade U.S. airstrikes.
    (AP, 11/14/02)
2001        Nov 14, The Northern Alliance pushed toward Kunduz and Kandahar. 8 Western relief workers were rescued including 2 Americans. Mohammed Atef, a top al Qaeda military strategist, was believed killed by a bomb near Kabul. US air strikes at Gardez killed 23 civilians.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A1)(SFC, 11/17/01, p.A3)(SSFC, 7/21/02, p.A14)
2001        Nov 14, The UN Security Council approved a resolution to fill the political vacuum in Afghanistan and to provide security in areas freed by anti-Taliban forces.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A5)
2001        Nov 14, Britain pledged 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan in addition to 4,500 already in the war zone.
    (SFC, 11/15/01, p.A9)
2001        Nov 14, Palestinian police arrested a top Islamic Jihad militant and sparked an anti-Arafat protest in Jenin.
    (WSJ, 11/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 14, In Doha, Qatar, 142 nations agreed to launch a new round of world trade (WTO) talks in negotiations that went 24 hours past the scheduled end. The centerpiece of the round was freer trade in farm goods.
    (WSJ, 11/15/01, p.A1)(Econ, 9/20/03, p.11)(Econ, 10/11/08, SR p.30)
2001        Nov 14, In Stavropol, Russia, 5 men convicted of plotting bomb attacks, were sentenced 9-15 years in prison. All 5 were said to have attended terrorist camps in Chechnya run by an associate of Osama bin Laden.
    (WSJ, 11/15/01, p.A22)

2002        Nov 14, Nancy Pelosi became the 1st woman to lead a party in the US Congress after Democrats voted 177-29 in support of the liberal from SF. Robert Menendez of New Jersey was elected as caucus chairman, the highest post ever held by an Hispanic
    (SFC, 11/15/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 14, The New England Journal of Medicine reported a study that found C-reactive protein (CRP) to be a major trigger of heart attacks.
    (SFC, 11/14/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 14, Pakistani Aimal Khan Kasi (Kansi) was put to death by injection at a prison in Jarratt, Va., for the slayings of two CIA employees in 1993. [see Nov 14, 1997]
    (AP, 11/14/03)(Econ, 3/10/07, TQ p.29)
2002        Nov 14, Eddie Bracken (87), actor-comedian died in Montclair, N.J.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2002        Nov 14, Argentina will not fully meet an $809 million World Bank debt payment deadline, resulting in a multilateral debt default that will likely cut off one of its last avenues to aid.
    (Reuters, 11/14/02)
2002        Nov 14, Australia added four more Islamic groups to its list of banned "terrorist" organizations and said that anyone linked to the groups and living in Australia would be targeted by police and security forces.
    (Reuters, 11/14/02)
2002        Nov 14, In Sydney, Australia, some 1,000 protesters demonstrated against globalization and a possible war with Iraq, and blocked downtown intersections in defiance of a ban on mass street gatherings imposed for a two-day mini-summit of the World Trade Organization.
    (AP, 11/13/02)
2002        Nov 14, The British government hardened its position against fire fighters who walked off their jobs and left the country to rely on soldiers answering alarms in antiquated military trucks. Three elderly people died in house fires on the first night of the strike.
    (AP, 11/14/02)
2002        Nov 14, Chinese Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin ushered in a new generation of leaders under Hu Jintao in the first orderly succession since the party took power in 1949.
    (Reuters, 11/14/02) 
2002        Nov 14, Israeli troops captured the alleged mastermind of a shooting attack on an Israeli kibbutz in his West Bank hideout, and seized suspected weapons makers in the deepest raid into Gaza City in two years.
    (AP, 11/14/02)
2002        Nov 14, In Panevezys, Lithuania, LNK TV sponsored a Miss Captivity Pageant with 8 finalists from the local women's prison. Kristina (21) won $1,150 in the contest that was broadcast nationally the next day.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.K10)
2002        Nov 14, In Nepal thousands of Maoist rebels stormed two remote towns, fighting pitched battles with security forces in which at least 118 people were killed.
    (Reuters, 11/15/02)
2002        Nov 14, Diplomats from the United States, European Union, South Korea and Japan decided to cut off the shipments of oil to North Korea in response to its violation of a 1994 nuclear agreement.
    (Reuters, 11/15/02)
2002        Nov 14, In Singapore the 7th Asian Congress of Sexology opened.
    (Reuters, 11/14/02)
2002        Nov 14, Pope John Paul II made a historic speech to Italy's parliament, urging Italians to work for world peace, uphold their Christian values and have more babies.
    (AP, 11/14/03)

2003        Nov 14, The Bush administration announced that it intends to hand over sovereignty to the Iraqis by June 30, 2004.
    (SSFC, 4/11/04, p.A22)
2003        Nov 14, The White House honored winners of the National Medal for the Humanities.
    (SFC, 11/14/03, p.I10)
2003        Nov 14, John Kerry became the second Democratic hopeful to opt out of public financing for his presidential run, following the example of rival Howard Dean.
    (AP, 11/14/04)
2003        Nov 14, In Pittsburgh, Pa., a 3rd person died from an outbreak of hepatitis A that infected nearly 600 people. They all had recently eaten at a Chi-Chi's Mexican mall restaurant. Green onions were blamed for the outbreak.
    (SFC, 11/15/03, p.A3)(AP, 11/16/03)(SFC, 11/22/03, p.A5)
2003        Nov 14, Paul Martin completed his 13-year ascent to the top of Canadian politics, claiming the leadership of the governing Liberal Party to guarantee he will succeed Jean Chretien, who is retiring as prime minister.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 14, China and India began 1st ever joint naval exercises.
    (SFC, 11/13/03, p.A7)
2003        Nov 14, In Colombia some 800 members of the Cacique Nutibara block of the AUC paramilitary said they would lay down their arms on Nov 25.
    (SFC, 11/15/03, p.A3)
2003        Nov 14, In Greece gay protesters smooched in public to demonstrate against Greek TV regulators who fined a station $116,000 for broadcasting a scene of two men kissing.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 14, In Haiti riot police fired tear gas at thousands of rock-throwing protesters as a demonstration against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overpowered by throngs of supporters of the Haitian leader.
    (AP, 11/15/03)
2003        Nov 14, Near Tikrit, Iraq, an Apache helicopter attacked and killed 7 people believed to have been preparing a rocket attack on a US base.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 14, In Israel 4 former security chiefs warned that the country is headed for disaster unless PM Ariel Sharon reverses course and moves to settle the conflict with the Palestinians.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 14, In southern Russia an explosion apparently caused by a remote-controlled bomb ripped through a house, killing 4 Interior Ministry soldiers and wounding at least 8.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 14, Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, the leader of a rebel group that includes fighters who participated in Rwanda's 1994 genocide surrendered to Rwandan government forces.
    (AP, 11/15/03)

2004        Nov 14, Usher was honored with four trophies at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, including favorite male soul-R&B artist, best pop-rock album, best pop-rock artist and best soul-R&B album.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2004        Nov 14, It was reported that since 2002 the dollar has lost about 20% against a broad basket of currencies and over 40% against the euro.
    (SSFC, 11/14/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 14, Religious figures and Cuban government officials in Havana laid down the first stone of what will become the island's first-ever Russian Orthodox church.
    (AP, 11/14/04)
2004        Nov 14, The US military occupied Fallujah after six days of fighting. The military said 31 Americans have been killed in the siege. US Marines found the mutilated body of what they believe was a Western woman during a sweep of a street in central Fallujah.
    (AP, 11/14/04)
2004        Nov 14, Israel's military said it will stop allowing Palestinian security forces in the West Bank to carry weapons in public within the next 24 hours.
    (AP, 11/14/04)
2004        Nov 14, Gunmen in the Gaza Strip fired weapons near Mahmoud Abbas (69) and left 2 security men dead. Palestinian officials scheduled Jan. 9, 2005, for presidential elections.
    (AP, 11/14/04)(SFC, 11/15/04, p.A3)
2004        Nov 14, A powerful South Korean labor union said hundreds of thousands of its members will strike from next week against a bill that aims to curb union militancy and allow companies to hire more temporary workers.
    (AP, 11/14/04)

2005        Nov 14, President Bush hurled new arguments against Iraq war critics as he headed for Asia, accusing some Democrats of "sending mixed signals to our troops and the enemy."
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2005        Nov 14, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees won his second American League Most Valuable Player award in three seasons.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2005        Nov 14, AOL and Warner Bros. announced plans to create a broadband network called In2TV to streamcast old TV shows beginning in early 2006. They planned 2 minutes of advertising for each half hour.
    (SFC, 11/15/05, p.C2)
2005        Nov 14, Host Marriott Corp. said it had agreed to pay about $4.04 billion to acquire a portfolio of 38 luxury and upscale hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, In Afghanistan 2 separate suicide attackers rammed cars laden with explosives into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers in Kabul, killing at least one German soldier, 7 Afghans and wounding 11 other people.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(WSJ, 11/16/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 14, President Ilham Aliev fired a third regional governor for alleged interference in Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections, reacting sternly to Western charges of voting irregularities.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, In Bangladesh 2 senior assistant judges of lower courts were killed and four others, including the bomber himself, were injured in a bomb attack in the southern district of Jhalakati. In 2006 a court sentenced Siddiq ul Islam (aka Bangla Bhai) and Abdur Rahman to death by hanging for the bombing.
    (Econ, 6/3/06, p.40)
2005        Nov 14, Archbishop Geraldo do Espirito Santo Avila (76), the head of the Brazilian Archdiocese for the Military Services, died of cancer.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, The Economist presented its annual awards to innovators in 7 categories. The winners were: Bioscience: Herbert Boyer, co-founder of Genentech, and Stanley Cohen, Stanford Prof. of Genetics; Computing and communications: Sergey Brin and Larry Page , co-founders of Google; Energy and the environment: Stanford Ovshinsky, president and chief scientist for Energy conversion Devices; Social and economic innovation: Victoria Hale, CEO of Institute for OneWorldHealth; Business process innovation: Alpheus Bingham, chairman of InnoCentive, an online forum for solution seekers; Consumer products: the iPod team at Apple Corp.; No boundaries: Fujio Masuoka, professor at Tohoku Univ. for the invention of flash memory.
    (Econ, 12/10/05, TQ p.15)
2005        Nov 14, Retired Gen. Manuel Contreras (79), the head of Chile's secret police under Gen. Augusto Pinochet, was sentenced to three years in prison for the 1976 killing of Julia Retamal, a teacher opposed to the dictator's regime. Contreras was already serving a 12-year sentence for a political killing.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, China reported a new case of bird flu in poultry in the country's east, its ninth outbreak since Oct. 19.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, It was reported that Liu Qibing, a trader handling Chinese strategic commodity reserves, had shorted some 100k to 200k tons of copper. Copper prices moved up in response.
    (Econ, 11/19/05, p.81)
2005        Nov 14, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in China on a six-day mission to promote California products and encourage Chinese officials to crack down on the piracy of copyrighted music, movies and software.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Hundreds of Colombian television actors and workers marched through the streets to protest a proposed free trade deal with the US that they claim could hurt the local TV industry.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, EU Council decision Nr. 2005/815/EB officially gave Vilnius, Lithuania, and Linz, Austria, status as a European Capital of Culture for the year 2009.
    (www.culturelive.lt/en/european_capitals_of_culture)
2005        Nov 14, The French government approved a bill to extend a state of emergency for 3 months, giving itself more policing tools to stop the country's worst civil unrest since the 1960s. Some 271 cars were burned overnight.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(SFC, 11/14/05, p.A10)
2005        Nov 14, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party overwhelmingly approved a coalition agreement with the Social Democrats that will make her Germany's first woman chancellor.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, It was reported that India's top oil exploration firm, Oil & Natural Gas Corp., and the world's largest steel maker, the Netherlands-based Mittal Group, planned to build an oil refinery in Nigeria. They offered to invest another $6 billion in building a power plant and railroads there.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Iraqi and US troops, trying to stem the flow of insurgent fighters from Syria, launched a dawn assault on a border town killing some 50 militants. This continued Operation Steel curtain begun on Nov 5. Police in Baghdad said a car bomb detonated near one of their patrols outside a gate leading into the fortified Green Zone, killing two South Africans.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(SFC, 11/15/05, p.A3)
2005        Nov 14, Six people were killed and 30 wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near two coaches in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.
    (Reuters, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, A UN report said the Iraqi army and multinational forces violated international law during military operations in western Iraq last month by arresting doctors and occupying medical facilities.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Israeli troops killed Amjad Hanawi (34), a senior Hamas militant, during an early raid and arrest attempt in Nablus.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, In Kashmir a gunbattle erupted in the main business district of Srinagar after Muslim militants attacked a police compound, killing two civilians and two soldiers and injuring six civilians.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Mexico said it will sever diplomatic ties with Venezuela if Pres. Chavez doesn't apologize for warning Mexican leader Vicente Fox: "Don't mess with me." Mexico and Venezuela called their ambassadors home in a sharp dispute between presidents Hugo Chavez and Vicente Fox over the latter's relations with Washington.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, In northern Nigeria 12 children were trampled to death as panicked pupils fled what they thought was a fire in their school at Kaduna.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, Russia and Uzbekistan signed a far-reaching treaty opening the way for a Russian military deployment in the Central Asian nation that evicted U.S. forces and bristled at Western criticism of the brutal suppression of a May uprising.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, It was reported that a consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Oger Telecom has signed a deal to take a majority stake in state-owned telecommunications company Turk Telekom, sealing Turkey's largest privatization worth 6.55 billion dollars. Oger Telecom, part of the Oger group owned by the family of slain former Lebanese PM Rafiq Hariri, had won the tender for the 55% stake in July, in partnership with Italian operator Telecom Italia.
    (AFP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Spanish court officials said the National Court has received a prosecutor's report on allegations that the CIA used an airport on the Spanish island of Mallorca for a program of covert transfers of terror suspects. The 114-page report was submitted in July.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Sri Lanka awarded long-term resident and British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke its highest civilian award for his contributions to science and technology and his commitment to his adopted country.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, Mudslides killed two fishermen and destroyed seven homes as heavy rains brought by a tropical depression overflowed river banks and made roads impassable in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
    (AP, 11/15/05)
2005        Nov 14, In Tanzania Calixte Kalimanzira, a man who served as Rwanda's interior minister during the slaughter of more than half a million people in 1994, pleaded not guilty to three counts of genocide and crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 14, In Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested and charged with treason, which carries the death penalty, concealment of treason and rape. His supporters rioted and clashed with security forces for two days, leaving at least one man dead.
    (AP, 11/18/05)
2005        Nov 14, Uzbekistan's highest court convicted 15 men of organizing a May uprising that ended when troops fired into the crowd, killing more than 180 people. They were sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years.
    (AP, 11/14/05)

2006        Nov 14, President Bush left the White House on a state visit to Vietnam.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2006        Nov 14, US Sen. Harry Reid, a moderate Nevada Democrat, was elected by colleagues as US Senate majority leader for the 110th Congress that will convene in January.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, A new report by the independent Combating Terrorism Center at West Point said the scholarly work of a group of Saudi and Jordanian clerics exerted more influence on the jihadist movement than al Qaida leaders.
    (SFC, 11/15/06, p.A16)
2006        Nov 14, US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez urged Beijing to toughen a crackdown on pirated goods and other copyright infringements, saying failure to do so could fuel an American backlash against trade with China.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, Brandon Webb of the Arizona Diamondbacks won a wide-open race for the NL Cy Young Award.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2006        Nov 14, The SF Board of Education voted 4-2 to phase out the JROTC from schools over the next two years because of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gay service members. The SF Board of Supervisors mandated foot patrols by city police, in a 9-2 vote overriding a veto by Mayor Newsom. The board also voted to ban the use of plastic foam to-go containers by city restaurants and to effectively decriminalize the use, sale and cultivation of marijuana by adults.
    (AP, 11/15/06)(SFC, 11/15/06, p.B1)
2006        Nov 14, Honda unveiled the hydrogen powered Honda FCX in Monterey, Ca. Hondo planned to produce fuel cell cars within 2 years.
    (SFC, 11/15/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 14, Intel launched its first computer chips with four processing cores.
    (www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2058457,00.asp)
2006        Nov 14, In Brazil Ana Carolina Reston (21), an anorexic model who weighed only 88 pounds, died of generalized infection. Reston had worked in China, Turkey, Mexico and Japan for several modeling agencies.
    (AP, 11/17/06)
2006        Nov 14, China’s ambassador to India set off a flap by reaffirming claim to India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state on the eve of President Hu Jintao’s visit to new Delhi.
    (WSJ, 11/15/06, p.A1)(Econ, 11/18/06, p.43)
2006        Nov 14, Nearly complete results give incumbent Joseph Kabila an insurmountable lead in Congo's presidential runoff, but his opponent, Jean-Pierre Bemba, alleged fraud.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, Eighteen Egyptians were killed when a public bus and a truck collided on a highway south of Cairo.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, Civil rights groups filed a suit with German prosecutors seeking war crimes charges against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan resumed peace talks with alleged Pakistan-sponsored terrorism high on the agenda as a car bomb exploded in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir, injuring 16 people.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, Gunmen dressed as police commandos kidnapped up to 150 staff and visitors in a lightning raid on a Baghdad higher education office. Some 70 people were released the following day, but the fate of dozens remains unknown. The district police chief and 5 aides were soon arrested for aiding the plot. Attacks, bombings and sectarian murders left at least 117 Iraqis dead. In the day's worst violence, 21 people were killed and 25 injured in a car bombing targeting traffic along a highway toward the Shiite slum of Sadr City. At least 31 Iraqis were killed in clashes in the western city of Ramadi, where US ground troops and warplanes have conducted a series of operations over recent days targeting Sunni insurgents. 4 US troops, a soldier and three Marines, were killed in combat in Anbar Province. 2 US soldiers died when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in northwest Baghdad. A US soldier was killed by small-arms fire during an operation in Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/15/06)(WSJ, 11/15/06, p.A1)(AP, 11/16/06)(AP, 11/14/07)
2006        Nov 14, The UN called Lebanon's approval of an international tribunal for the suspected killers of former PM Rafik Hariri "an important step" toward fulfilling the requirements of a Security Council resolution.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, The ninth Chief of Defense Forces' conference opened in Malaysia. It brought together officials from 23 nations including the United States, France, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
    (AP, 11/14/06)   
2006        Nov 14, Second-grader Saul Arellano, a US citizen, appeared in Mexico's 500-member Chamber of Deputies to plead for help in lobbying Washington to stop the deportation of his mother, an illegal immigrant who has taken refuge in a Chicago church. His efforts paid off with a resolution calling on the US Congress to suspend the deportation of Elvira Arellano (31) and any other illegal immigrant parents of US citizens. US officials said there is no right to sanctuary in a church under US law, and nothing to prevent them from arresting Elvira Arellano, who has lived at the church since Aug. 15, the day she was supposed to surrender for deportation.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, The South African parliament approved new legislation recognizing gay marriages, a first for a continent where homosexuality is largely taboo.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, In Sri Lanka 3 soldiers were killed when Tamil Tiger rebels detonated a bomb in the northern district of Vavuniya. Another soldier was killed in a similar blast in the Jaffna peninsula.
    (AFP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 14, In Ukraine Bohdan Datsko, director of a Christmas tree ornament factory, was shot to death in the western city of Lviv in what authorities said was the second attack on an executive there in less than a month.
    (AP, 11/14/06)

2007        Nov 14, Michael Mukasey took a ceremonial oath as the new US Attorney General.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2007        Nov 14, A US congressional advisory panel said that Chinese espionage posed "the single greatest risk" to US technology, and called for efforts to protect industrial secrets and computer networks.
    (Reuters, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, A justice of the peace ordered O.J. Simpson to stand trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges stemming from a confrontation with memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. Simpson and a co-defendant were convicted in October, 2008.
2007        Nov 14, A sculpture by Jeff Koons of a stainless steel heart hanging from a golden bow sold for $23.6 million, becoming the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned.
    (AP, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, Merril Lynch picked John Thain, boss of NYSE Euronext, to replace Sam O’Neal, who walked out following enormous writedowns on mortgage-linked holdings.
    (Econ, 11/17/07, p.90)
2007        Nov 14, Chevron agreed to pay $30 million to settle charges that it made illegal kickbacks to Iraq for oil purchased in 2001 and 2002 under the UN oil-for-food program.
    (SFC, 11/15/07, p.C1)
2007        Nov 14, A US-led team from Oregon said they had created the world's first cloned embryo from a monkey, in work that could spur cloning of human cells for use in medical research.
    (AFP, 11/14/07)(WSJ, 11/15/07, p.A1)
2007        Nov 14, In Texas Joe Horn (62) shot and killed two suspected burglars, with bags in hand, crawling out of windows from his neighbor's home in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. In 2008 a jury acquitted Horn of murder.
    (AP, 7/1/08)
2007        Nov 14, In Afghanistan’s Helmand province coalition forces killed several militants with gunfire and airstrikes. Five rebel fighters were killed in a clash in Uruzgan province.
    (AP, 11/15/07)(AP, 11/16/07)
2007        Nov 14, AGRA, a foundation set up in 2006 by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan to aid African farmers, named agricultural expert Amos Namanga Ngongi from Cameroon as its first president.
    (AFP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, Abdelhamid Sadaoui, also known as Abou El Haythem, was killed and another Islamist wounded during clashes with the Algerian army in the restive northeastern Kabylia region. Sadaoui was believed to be the treasurer of Al-Qaeda's North African branch.
    (AFP, 11/16/07)
2007        Nov 14, Labor party leader Kevin Rudd, the man tipped to become Australia's next prime minister, officially launched his pitch for office with pledges to withdraw combat troops from Iraq and usher in an "education revolution."
    (AFP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, The final stage of the cross-Channel high-speed rail service opened for business from the newly rebuilt St. Pancras station in London.
    (SFC, 11/28/07, p.E2)(www.raileurope.com)
2007        Nov 14, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza announced a new unity cabinet drawing members from two leading opposition groups in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the troubled African nation.
    (AFP, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, In Chile a 7.7 magnitude quake, centered near the desert village of Quillagua in the foothills of the Andes, killed at least 2 people.
    (AP, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, Guo Feixiong, a Chinese dissident lawyer, was sentenced to five years in prison after publishing a book about a political scandal and helping villagers lead a campaign to unseat local officials accused of corruption. Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), convicted of alleged illegal business activity, was also fined US$5,300 in a district court in Guangzhou.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, China’s state media said the amount of sewage dumped into the Yangtze River rose 3 percent last year to a record level. An early morning blaze at a foot massage parlor killed at least 11 people in northern China.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, The EU reached an accord with the East African Community (EAC) states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. They will enjoy duty free, quota free access to the EU for all products, except sugar and rice, from January 1. Originally established in 1967, the EAC collapsed a decade later amid diverging economic philosophies. It was resurrected in 2000 as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda agreed to create an EU-style common market for their 90 million citizens. Rwanda and Burundi became members in July this year.
    (AP, 11/17/07)(Econ, 9/5/09, p.52)
2007        Nov 14, In France striking transportation workers cut train service and forced Parisians to walk, bike or skate to work in a pivotal standoff with President Nicolas Sarkozy over his bid to pare down labor protections.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, A French court approved the handover to a UN court of Dominique Ntawukuriryayo (65), a Rwandan 1994 genocide suspect accused of coordinating the massacre of up to 25,000 people in one incident.
    (Reuters, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, German train drivers began a new 62-hour strike on freight services that industry and the government fear could have a dramatic impact on Europe's biggest economy.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, The official IRNA news agency reported that Hossein Mousavian, Iran's former senior nuclear negotiator, has been charged with passing classified information to foreigners, including the British Embassy.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, Iraqi troops seized the west Baghdad headquarters of the Association of Muslim Scholars, a powerful Sunni Muslim group. Two bombs exploded on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least three civilians. Clashes were under way in two villages, one Shiite and one mixed, east of Baqouba. Five people were killed, two civilians and three al-Qaida members, and six others injured in the fighting. A leader of a Sunni group formed to resist al-Qaida in Iraq claimed that US troops mistakenly killed dozens of his fighters during a 12-hour battle north of Baghdad. He said he tried repeatedly to call the Americans and tell them they were fighting "their friends." US military officials said American troops killed 24 fighters and captured 16 in a battle in the same area. Penetrators were used in an attack against a US Stryker vehicle near an entrance to the Green Zone, killing an American soldier and wounding five others. 2 Iraqi civilians also were killed. A US soldier was killed in an explosion in Diyala province that wounded four other soldiers.
    (AP, 11/14/07)(AP, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, A broad electoral reform that infuriated Mexico's broadcast industry by barring political parties from buying radio and television advertisements took effect.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 14, Myanmar's military junta arrested three more activists, surging ahead with a crackdown even as it hosted a UN human rights investigator and insisted that all arrests had stopped.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, NATO defense chiefs chose Italian Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola as head of the alliance's military committee.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, The prime ministers of North and South Korea met for the first time in 15 years, hoping to extend the detente fostered by the second-ever summit of their leaders last month with new South Korean investment in the impoverished North.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said he expects to step down as army chief by the end of November and begin a new presidential term as a civilian, warning that Pakistan risked chaos if he gave into opposition demands to resign. In the northwest 33 insurgents were reported killed when the military pounded their positions with helicopter gunships and artillery.
    (AP, 11/14/07)(AFP, 11/15/07)
2007        Nov 14, In Poland members of the 460-member lower house, or Sejm, agreed to make April 13 an annual "Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Katyn Crime," for more than 14,000 Polish officers who were captured at the start of World War II and killed by Soviet secret police in the Katyn forest.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 14, A Saudi court sentenced a woman (19) who had been gang raped to six months in jail and 200 lashes, more than doubling her initial penalty for being in the car of a man who was not a relative. The court also roughly doubled prison sentences for the seven men convicted of raping the woman. Their new sentences range from two to nine years. The court also banned the lawyer from defending her, confiscated his license to practice law and summoned him to a disciplinary hearing later this month.
    (AP, 11/16/07)
2007        Nov 14, An explosion at the Tajik presidential palace killed a guard in what officials called a terror attack.
    (AP, 11/14/07)

2008        Nov 14, The US Army promoted its first woman, Ann Dunwoody, to the rank of four-star general.
    (WSJ, 11/15/08, p.A1)
2008        Nov 14, Space shuttle Endeavour and 7 astronauts made a night time launch and raced toward the international space station for a home makeover job.
    (AP, 11/15/08)
2008        Nov 14, In the SF Bay Area police arrested 17 more people as part of a federal drug investigation targeting members of the Project Trojans street gang in North Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch and El Sobrante.
    (SFC, 11/15/08, p.B2)
2008        Nov 14, In Iowa police again arrested Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive of Agriprocessors Inc., a Postville slaughterhouse, on new charges of bank fraud. In 2010 Rubashkin (51) was sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay $27 million in restitution for his conviction on fraud charges.
    (WSJ, 11/15/08, p.A2)(SFC, 6/22/10, p.A4)
2008        Nov 14, In California firefighters and a squadron of aircraft launched a desperate daylight attack to push back a wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed 210 homes and forced thousands to evacuate near Santa Barbara. The fire was later traced to a bonfire out at a tea garden by a group of young adults, who thought they had put the fire. Further south a wildfire broke out in the foothill community of Sylmar on the edge of the Angeles National Forest and quickly spread across 2,600 acres. By the next day it tore through the city's northern foothills, sending thousands of residents fleeing in the dark, forcing a hospital to evacuate and destroying an untold number of homes.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(AP, 11/15/08)(SFC, 11/19/08, p.A4)
2008        Nov 14, In Santa Clara, Ca., Jing Hua Wu (47), recently laid off, shot and killed 3 people at SiPort Inc., including CEO Sid Agrawal and Brian Pugh, the vice president of operations.
    (SFC, 11/15/08, p.A1)
2008        Nov 14, Irving Gertz (1915), movie composer, died. He composed or contributed to over 200 scores for horror, sci-fi and Westerns, which included such films as “It Came from Outer Space" (1953) and “Gun for a Coward" (1957).
    (SFC, 11/24/08, p.B3)
2008        Nov 14, In Afghanistan US forces grabbed a "key insurgent leader" in a joint raid with Afghan police in a village in eastern Ghazni province. Coalition forces also killed 10 militants in a strike against a bomb-making cell in the eastern Paktia province.
    (AP, 11/15/08)
2008        Nov 14, Azerbaijan lawmakers voted 86-1 to back President Ilham Aliev's request to withdraw the 150 troops serving as part of the US-led coalition in Iraq.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, The EU said that the 15 countries that use the euro are officially in a recession, as their economies shrank for a second straight quarter because of the world financial crisis and sinking demand.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, Nearly half of Air France's flights were grounded by a pilots' strike expected to last through the weekend.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, An Indian probe landed on the moon, in a milestone for the country's 45-year-old space program.
    (AFP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, In India suspected Maoist insurgents triggered landmine blasts to scare away voters in Chhattisgarh state, killing 2 people.
    (WSJ, 11/15/08, p.A6)
2008        Nov 14, In India the Kuber, a 45-foot fishing boat, left port at Porbandar with a crew of 5 men. It was soon hijacked by terrorists from Pakistan, who used it to reach Mumbai for the attacks that began late Nov 26. The crew were all killed, including lead crewman Amar Narayan Singh (45), who was found with his throat slashed.
    (WSJ, 12/2/08, p.A6)
2008        Nov 14, In Indonesia 5 people were killed and 14 were feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain crushed scores of houses in West Java.
    (AFP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, Iraq's national security advisor said all British troops will be out of Iraq by the end of next year.
    (AFP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, In Mexico 2 bullet-ridden bodies were found at the foot of a monument in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, one of them partially stuffed into a large pot. Four scuba divers died while performing maintenance in an aqueduct that supplies Mexico City.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(AP, 11/16/08)
2008        Nov 14, In Myanmar journalist Ein Khaing Oo, who had been detained for five months, was sentenced to two years in prison for her coverage of a protest over the lack of government relief for victims of a devastating cyclone. She was convicted in a closed-door trial on charges of "disturbing tranquility."
    (AP, 11/15/08)
2008        Nov 14, In Nigeria 22 Filipinos were arrested by a joint army-navy patrol on the Warri River with the vessel MT Akuada laden with its cargo of 12,500 metric tons of crude oil. On Feb 20, 2009, 13 Filipinos were sentenced to five years each or a fine of one million naira (6,800 dollars) for stealing crude oil from the Niger delta.
    (AFP, 2/21/09)
2008        Nov 14, In Pakistan a Japanese and an Afghan journalist were shot in the frontier city of Peshawar, the third attack on foreigners in three days. Motoki Yotsukura from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper was wounded in the leg. Abdul Sami Yousafzai, was more seriously hurt. Missiles apparently fired by US unmanned aircraft in North Waziristan killed at least 12 people, including 9 militants.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(AFP, 11/14/08)(WSJ, 11/15/08, p.A1)
2008        Nov 14, Palestinian militants attacked Ashkelon in southern Israel with rocket fire. They also unleashed rockets at nearby Sderot, where rescue services said one person was lightly wounded by shrapnel. The barrages followed an earlier strike by Israeli aircraft targeting militants firing rockets in northern Gaza. Israel kept the crossings into Gaza sealed for a tenth straight day, forcing the UN to suspend its food aid distribution to 750,000 Gaza residents.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval for extending presidential terms from four years to six, a move observers say could pave the way for Vladimir Putin to return to the presidency.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 14, Thailand former PM Thaksin and his wife, Pojaman, who married in 1976, divorced at the Thai consul general's office in Hong Kong. A political observer suggested the divorce could have been aimed at protecting the family's considerable assets, which are mostly held in Pojaman's name.
    (AP, 11/15/08)
2008        Nov 14, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said that it will not join a unity government with Pres. Mugabe until the rivals resolve their differences over a power-sharing deal.
    (AFP, 11/14/08)

2009        Nov 14, Pres. Obama spoke in Tokyo and then flew to Singapore for a 21-nation summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. In his Tokyo speech Pres. Obama declared the United States a "nation of the Pacific and reached out warmly to China, applauding Beijing's robust strides as a burgeoning economic giant.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, In North Carolina the Fayetteville Police Department said Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis (5), faced a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as filing a false police report. The child hadn't been seen since Nov 10, when surveillance footage showed Mario Andrette McNeill carrying Shaniya into a hotel room. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping on Nov 13. The body of Shaniya Davis was found on Nov 16 in woods 30 miles from Fayetteville. She had been sexually assaulted and asphyxiated on Nov 10, the day her mother reported her missing.
    (AP, 11/15/09)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A26)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 14, In Riverside County, Ca., Maysam Barbar and daughter Tamara (6) were found dead in their Perris home. Suspect Michael Barbar, the husband and stepfather, was arrested the next day in Deming, NM.
    (SFC, 11/16/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 14, In Lassen County, Ca., a medical Aerospatiale AS350 helicopter crashed near the Nevada state line killing all three crew members. They were returning to Susanville after dropping off a patient in Reno.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A12)
2009        Nov 14, In Afghanistan an armed woman died during a clash with insurgents in Shindand district of western Herat province. The district governor, said three civilian members of one family were killed and three children wounded. Four Taliban militants were also said to have been killed in the clash.
    (AFP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, Three would-be migrants drowned, one was rescued and 10 were missing off the Algerian coast after their boats sank on their way to Europe.
    (AFP, 11/15/09)
2009        Nov 14, It was reported that Chinese officials are being told to dump their mistresses, avoid hostess bars, and shun extravagances as part of the Communist party's efforts to clamp down on the corruption that is threatening its rule and sullying its reputation.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, Colombia’s government 4 soldiers from Venezuela's National Guard captured in Colombian territory will be repatriated in a bid to ease tensions between the South American neighbors. The Colombian navy intercepted the men Nov 13 in El Aceitico along the border.
    (AP, 11/15/09)
2009        Nov 14, Ethiopian ONLF rebels fighting for independence for a region with potentially significant oil and gas reserves said they had captured seven towns near the border with neighboring Somalia.
    (Reuters, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, In western India a speeding train derailed, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 80 in Jaipur, Rajasthan state.
    (AP, 11/14/09)(SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 14, Indian troops shot dead five suspected Islamic militants as they tried to enter Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed state.
    (AFP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, In Iran local newspapers reported that the government has formed a special unit to monitor Web sites and fight Internet crimes, in a clear attack on an opposition that relies almost exclusively on online means to broadcast its message.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, A Jordanian citizen died after being beaten by police, the second time this week, casting a rare spotlight on the nation's US-trained security forces, that may also have worked as proxy jailers for the CIA. Fakhri Kreishan (47) died two days after slipping into a coma caused by a severe beating to the head due to a clash between police and residents in the southern city of Maan. Sadem al-Saud (20) died Nov 7, three weeks after he was put into a coma by a beating administered during an interrogation in an Amman police station.
    (AP, 11/15/09)
2009        Nov 14, Nigeria's president held "frank and fruitful" talks with former oil rebel leaders in an effort to end the conflict in the Niger Delta region.
    (AFP, 11/15/09)
2009        Nov 14, Tomaz Humar (40), a veteran Slovenian climber, was found dead on Langtang Lirung in the Nepalese Himalayas days after he was injured and stranded on the 23,710-foot (7,227m) mountain.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, In Pakistan a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-filled car at a police checkpoint in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing himself and at least 12 people. In the northwestern Swat valley, troops killed 13 insurgents in two separate gunfights.
    (AFP, 11/14/09)(SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A8)
2009        Nov 14, In Moscow Magnus Carlsen (18) of Norway became the new No. 1 chess player in the world with a tournament victory over Peter Leko of Hungary.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 14, In South Africa a civilian pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed shortly before he was to participate in an air show near Bredasdorp, about 200 km west of Cape Town.
    (Reuters, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, In South Africa Kavisha Seevnarain (26) was carjacked and then forced at gunpoint to go to ATMs to take out money. She was then thrown off a 200-foot tall bridge south of Durban and survived with seven broken ribs and a fractured pelvis.
    (AP, 11/16/09)
2009        Nov 14, In South Korea at least ten people, including eight Japanese tourists, were killed and six others injured in a blaze at an indoor shooting range in Busan.
    (AFP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 14, Sweden held a solemn ceremony at Stockholm's Museum of National Antiquities for the return of 23 skulls taken from the native Hawaiian community. Five of the skulls will be returned by the museum. They were brought to Sweden by a Swedish scientist in the 1880s after he took part in a trip around the world. The other 17 skulls will be returned by Stockholm's medical university Karolinska Institutet.
    (AP, 11/14/09)

2010        Nov 14, NY Gov. David Patterson announced an agreement with Phusion Products to stop shipments into NY state of Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic drink already banned in 4 states.
    (SFC, 11/15/10, p.A8)
2010        Nov 14, Path, a photo-sharing startup, emerged from stealth mode. It was founded by former Facebook executive Dave Morin and Napster creator Shawn Fanning.
    (SFC, 11/16/10, p.D3)
2010        Nov 14, Delvonte Tisdale (16) apparently fell from the sky after stowing away in an airplane’s wheel well at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. His mutilated body was found in a Boston suburb.
    (SFC, 12/11/10, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/2dmblgm)
2010        Nov 14, In Afghanistan a series of bomb blasts and insurgents attacks killed 11 people across the country, including five NATO service members and three Afghan police taking part in Operation Bulldog Bite in Kunar province. A total of 7 ISAF troops were killed today.
    (AP, 11/14/10)(Reuters, 11/18/10)
2010        Nov 14, Bangladesh police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and swung batons to break up demonstrations in Dhaka as the opposition party enforced a nationwide general strike to protest the eviction of its leader from a military-owned house.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Brazil a gay youth, Douglas Igor Marques Luiz (19), was shot by men in military uniforms in Rio de Janeiro following mammoth gay pride parade. 2 sergeants were arrested on Nov 18. An army statement says one of the suspects acknowledged shooting Luiz.
    (AP, 11/17/10)(AP, 11/18/10)
2010        Nov 14, In China a court convicted Cheng Jianping (46) of "disturbing social order" after she added a few words to a message written by her fiance, Hua Chunhui, whose Twitter post mocked anti-Japanese protesters. On Nov 16 Amnesty Int’l. urged the government to release Cheng, saying she could be the first Chinese citizen to become "a prisoner of conscience on the basis of a single tweet."
    (AFP, 11/18/10)
2010        Nov 14, In the Central African Republic soldiers opened fire to disperse angry demonstrators protesting the death of a youth, wounding at least three people.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, In France an early morning fire in a building housing immigrant workers in Dijon killed seven people, including two who jumped from the windows to try to escape. Some 90 other people were injured, of whom 11 are in life-threatening condition.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, Authorities in Hong Kong detained the Decretive, a Maltese-flagged container vessel, over a debt dispute with several European banks. The target of the dispute is the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), the guarantor of bank loans which funded the Decretive's construction in 2008. Loan defaults totaled 268 million US dollars.
    (AFP, 12/23/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Indonesia rescuers digging through several feet of ash discovered nine more bodies on the slopes of Mount Merapi, whose explosive eruption a week ago buried whole villages. Confirmation of more deaths trickled in and the toll from a series of blasts at the volcano rose to at least 250.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, Iranian officials reported that Iran’s Entekhab Industrial Group has signed a contract sealing its acquisition of South Korea's Daewoo Electronics for some $518 million. Daewoo was set up in the 1960s and became one of the biggest companies in the world before it disintegrated in financial disarray in the 1990s. Its shipbuilding and auto units are now independent companies in their own right.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, Israel’s Cabinet approved a proposal to allow 8,000 Ethiopians of Jewish descent to move to the Jewish state. The would-be immigrants are the last recognized members of the Falashmura, a community whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity about 100 years ago.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, Japan and Peru said they have reached an agreement on a free-trade deal. The 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group ended their summit in Japan with pledges to press ahead with moves toward freer trade, with an eventual goal of a region-wide free trade zone.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)(AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Lebanon radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed was arrested at his home in Tripoli two days after a military court sentenced him in absentia to life in prison in a terrorism trial.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Mexico a powerful explosion killed five Canadian tourists and two Mexican workers at the 4-year-old Grand Riviera Princess hotel on the posh Riviera Maya. A build up of swamp gas under the foundation was first suspected. Evidence later pointed to a gas line leak.
    (AP, 11/15/10)(SFC, 11/17/10, p.A2)(AP, 12/15/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Mexico gunmen burst into a bar called "Desesperados" in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire, killing five people and wounding nine others. Assailants also killed the Gerardo Ortiz, the Chihuahua state's prisons director, and his son in a second attack in the area. Police in Acapulco found the bound, bullet-ridden bodies of five men on the outskirts of the city. In Guerrero state detectives reported they had found the bodies of two more men buried in a clandestine gave in a coconut grove where 18 bodies had been unearthed last week.
    (AP, 11/15/10)
2010        Nov 14, In army-ruled Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for freedom of speech, urged thousands of supporters to stand up for their rights, and indicated she may urge the West to end sanctions.
    (Reuters, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, A Nigerian army spokesman said its special joint military force has arrested 449 suspected kidnappers in four oil-producing states in the Niger Delta in under 7 weeks. Gunmen attacked an offshore facility operated by Exxon Mobil off the southern coast. 8 people were missing following the raid that knocked out 45,000 barrels per day of condensate production.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)(AFP, 11/15/10)(Reuters, 11/16/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Pakistan a suicide bomber apparently targeting a militant commander from a rival faction attacked a vegetable market on the Afghan border, wounding 9 people.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, An estimated 2.5-3 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage. The total number of tourists to Mecca and Medina, home to the prophet Muhammad, is expected to rise from about 12 million to almost 17 million by 2025. The Saudi Arabia government's commission for tourism and antiquities said revenue from tourism this year would reach $17.6 billion and double by 2015.
    (http://tinyurl.com/25zum7p)(AFP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, Sri Lanka officials said they are probing allegations that one of its nationals, a housemaid identified as D.M. Chandima employed in Jordan, was forced to swallow nails, in the third case involving alleged torture in three months.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 14, In Zimbabwe a report in the Standard Newspaper said retired police and war veterans are being recalled to direct operations during elections. Reporter Nqodani Ndlovu was arrested on Nov 17 on charges of criminal defamation. He was granted bail on Nov 26 after his lawyer went to the High Court to enforce an earlier magistrate’s decision.
    (AP, 11/18/10)(AFP, 11/27/10)

2011        Nov 14, It was reported that the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian tribe, plans to issue its first bonds in a $120 million offering to finance some 50 projects on its 27,000-square-mile reservation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
    (SFC, 11/14/11, p.D4)
2011        Nov 14, In Oakland, Ca., some 1,000 Occupy Oakland protesters returned to Frank Ogawa Plaza hours after being evicted by police. They were allowed to gather with no camping. An estimated $500,000 was spent for outside officers to assist Oakland police.
    (SFC, 11/15/11, p.A1)
2011        Nov 14, In Texas Barry Walter Bujol Jr., accused of attempting to sneak out of the US with restricted military documents, money and equipment in order to join Al-Qaida, was convicted in federal court in Houston.
    (SFC, 11/15/11, p.A10)
2011        Nov 14, In Afghanistan a suspected suicide bomber carrying a bag of explosives was shot dead in Kabul near the site of a major meeting of Afghan elders set to discuss relations with the US.
    (AFP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Brazil’s Federal Register noted that the government for the first time has granted a foreign citizen the right to live permanently in the country based on a same-sex relationship with a Brazilian citizen.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Canada released a new C$100 bill made of plastic, its first step in replacing an entire series of banknotes to thwart counterfeiters and persuade retailers it's safe to accept big bills. Canada is the first to add a metallic hologram that is especially difficult to fake. Plastic notes, nearly impervious to liquids, stains, tearing or wear-and-tear, were pioneered by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1988.
    (Reuters, 11/15/11)
2011        Nov 14, In northwestern China an explosion in a restaurant, likely caused by a natural gas leak, killed at least 7 people and injured another 31 in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Egyptian security forces arrested Abdel Karim Mohammed Ahmed and Ahmed Salem Awad of the radical Islamist Al-Takfeer wal Hijra during a sweep in the north Sinai town of El-Arish.
    (AFP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, EU foreign ministers decided to impose additional sanctions on 18 Syrians in response to the killings of protesters by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. The sanctions also include suspending the disbursement of European Investment Bank loans.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, German prosecutors formally arrested Beate Z. (36), a woman suspected of co-founding a far-right terror organization that authorities say murdered 10 people, amid mounting criticism of security authorities for their failure to act sooner. She turned herself in last week.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, It was reported that villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orangutans in a year, some to protect crops from being raided and others for their meat, a new survey shows. The information was based on interviews with 6983 people between April 2008 and September 2009.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Israeli Cabinet ministers decided to hold on to some $100 million in taxes owed to the Palestinians, an official said, despite warnings from Israel's Defense Ministry that the measure could threaten the stability of the Palestinian government in the West Bank. A Hamas naval policeman was killed and 7 others wounded in an Israeli airstrike on their building in the northern Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Jordan's King Abdullah II said Syria’s Pres. Assad should step down for the good of his country, the first Arab leader to publicly make such a call.
    (AP, 11/15/11)
2011        Nov 14, Two Russians and an American blasted off from Kazakhstan to the ISS orbiting laboratory on a Soyuz-FG rocket, Russia's first manned mission since the failed launch of the unmanned Progress supply ship in August temporarily grounded its Soyuz rockets.
    (AFP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, A Kenya government statement said PM Raila Odinga asked Israeli President Shimon Peres for assistance in building the capacity of the Kenyan police to deal with attacks by al-Shabab militants.
    (AP, 11/14/11)   
2011        Nov 14, Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO signed an agreement with Airbus to buy 50 A320neo aircraft, valued at $4.6 billion at list price, the two sides announced at Dubai Airshow.
    (AFP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Maritime New Zealand said salvage crews have finished pumping 1,454 tons of oil from the Rena, grounded on Oct 5, and were removing the last of 1,280 containers that remained on board.
    (SFC, 11/14/11, p.A2)
2011        Nov 14, Pakistan's telecommunications authority sent a letter ordering cell phone companies to block text messages containing what it perceives to be obscenities. It also sent a list of more than 1,500 English and Urdu words that were to be blocked. The order was part of the regulator's attempt to block spam messages.
    (AP, 11/18/11)
2011        Nov 14, Four Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed when militants attacked their convoy in the northwestern tribal district of Khyber. In neighboring Mohmand district, security forces said they killed four militants and wounded five others who were later arrested, as the group tried to enter Pakistan from across the unmarked border in Afghanistan.
    (AFP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, Puerto Rico police captured drug smuggler Carlos Morales Davila between Puerto Rico and the island of Vieques. He was expected to be extradited to Miami.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 14, In southern Syria 34 soldiers and security forces were gunned down by suspected army defectors in Daraa. As many as 90 people killed across the country.
    (AP, 11/15/11)

2012        Nov 14, California held its first carbon auction under the new state cap-and-trade system. The median bid was $12.96 and all 23.1 million permits for use in the coming year were sold.
    (SFC, 11/20/12, p.A1,13)
2012        Nov 14, The film “Daly City: Growing Up In America" premiered at the Century 20 Daly City Theatres.
    (EW, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Voestalpine Metal Forming, a division of an Austrian steel company, broke ground on a $62 million facility in Bartown County, Georgia. Tax credits and incentives helped close the deal.
    (Econ, 4/27/13, p.27)
2012        Nov 14, In Illinois Rita Crundwell, comptroller of Dixon, pleaded guilty to siphoning over $53 million since she began handling the town’s finances in the 1908s. On Feb 14, 2013, Crundwell was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
    (SFC, 11/15/12, p.A8)(SFC, 2/15/13, p.A6)
2012        Nov 14, In Rhode Island Anthony L. DiNunzio, acting head of the New England Mafia, was sentenced to 6½ years in prison for shaking down local strip clubs for protection money.
    (SFC, 11/15/12, p.A8)
2012        Nov 14, Afghan police say Taliban insurgents have shot and killed two young Afghan men who were working as translators for NATO forces in Logar province.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Australia announced that it will host two US space surveillance systems as part of closer military ties agreed at a bilateral security summit.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, In Brazil the Justice Ministry authorized sending a top figure of the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a prison-based gang, to a maximum security prison in Roraima state, 900 miles (1,450 km) to the northwest in the Amazon. Sao Paulo has seen nearly 150 homicides over the past two weeks and 94 police executed this year in violence linked to the gang.
    (AP, 11/15/12)(Econ, 11/17/12, p.33)
2012        Nov 14, In Cameroon security officers detained four environmental activists opposed to the establishment of an oil palm plantation by Herakles Farms, a US-based company.
    (AP, 11/17/12)
2012        Nov 14, China’s President Hu Jintao stepped aside as ruling party leader to clear the way for Vice President Xi Jinping to take the helm as part of only the second orderly transfer of power in 63 years of Communist rule.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, A United Nations report said that while international attention centers on the M23 rebels, other armed groups in eastern Congo have killed more than 260 civilians since April.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Workers across the European Union sought to present a united front against rampant unemployment and government spending cuts with a string of strikes and demonstrations across the region. In Belgium a 24-hour rail stoppage and scattered strikes through the south of the nation disrupted daily life. A Spanish strike shut down most schools and while hospitals operated with a skeleton staff. In Portugal the second general strike in eight months left commuters stranded as trains ground to a virtual halt.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, On France’s island of Corsica Jacques Nacer, a shopkeeper and chief of Corsica's chamber of commerce, was killed. He was the second high-profile killing on the island in a month.
    (AP, 11/15/12)
2012        Nov 14, In Iraq insurgents unleashed a new wave of bombings across the country targeting security forces and civilians. At least 20 people were killed and over 100 wounded in the latest challenge to government efforts to promote a sense of stability.
    (AP, 11/14/12)(SFC, 11/15/12, p.A7)
2012        Nov 14, The debate over legalizing abortion in Ireland flared after the government confirmed Savita Halappanavar, a miscarrying Indian woman suffering from blood poisoning, was refused a quick termination of her pregnancy and died on Oct 28 in an Irish hospital.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, An Israeli airstrike killed Ahmed Jabari, commander of the military wing of Gaza's Hamas rulers. More than 65 rockets landed in southern Israel. Israel hit the Gaza Strip with more than 50 airstrikes. Hamas police said airstrikes hit targets in Gaza City, Khan Younis and Rafah. A total of 15 Palestinians, including 7 civilians, were killed and more than 100 people wounded, according to Palestinian officials. Among the dead were 3 children. A March 6, 2013, UN report said Omar al-Masharawi, age 11 months, was killed by an errant Palestinian rocket.
    (AP, 11/14/12)(AP, 11/15/12)(AP, 3/11/13)
2012        Nov 14, The Israeli defense minister says "almost all" Syrian villages near the frontier with Israel have fallen into rebel hands.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dissolved his Cabinet on over an apparent feud between member parties of his governing coalition.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Hundreds of Jordanians poured into the streets of several cities for a second day, burning tires and pelting riot police with stones to protest a government decision to lift fuel subsidies and raise prices. Jordanian teachers went on strike to protest price hikes. Gunmen attacked two police stations and one attacker was killed.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Nigeria said it has terminated a $24 million electricity contract with Canada's state-owned Manitoba Hydro, in a setback for plans to privatize a moribund power sector that is holding back economic growth.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Pakistan freed at least seven Taliban prisoners at the request of the Afghan government and agreed to free many more, in a move meant to help jumpstart a shaky peace process with the militant group in neighboring Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/14/12)(SFC, 11/16/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 14, A new law expanding Russia's definition of treason took effect today. Under the new law, anyone possessing information deemed secret — whether a politician, a journalist, an environmentalist or a union leader — could potentially be jailed for up to 20 years for espionage.   
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, In South Africa television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets in a town in the Western Cape. Workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, In Syria regime jet fighters targeted the rebellious suburbs of Damascus. Heavy clashes between rebel units and Assad's troops were ongoing in the northern city of Aleppo. Syrian troops used aircraft and artillery in an attempt to dislodge rebels from a town next to the border with Turkey.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 14, Uganda confirmed a new Ebola outbreak in a district 40 miles from Kampala. Scores of Ugandans were isolated the next day to prevent its spread.
    (SFC, 11/16/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 14, Venezuelan authorities deported Daniel Barrera, a prominent drug-trafficking suspect, to Colombia, nearly two months after his capture at a payphone in an operation aided by Colombian and US authorities.
    (AP, 11/14/12)

2013        Nov 14, Pres. Barack Obama admitted he deserved to be "slapped around" over the chaotic debut of his health care law, and pledged to work hard to restore confidence in his reeling presidency.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Donald Sachtleben (55), a former FBI agent, was sentenced to more than three years in prison for disclosing confidential national security information about a foiled bomb plot to an Associated Press reporter. He had worked for the FBI from 1983 until 2008 as a bomb technician and, after his retirement, was hired as a security contractor.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, US officials in Colorado destroyed over six tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry, accumulated over the last 25 years at the National Wildlife Property Repository.
    (SFC, 11/15/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 14, A Boston, Mass., judge sentenced gangster James “Whitey" Bulger to two consecutive life terms plus five years for an array of crimes including murder and racketeering.
    (SFC, 11/15/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 14, In Ohio a jury convicted Bobby Thompson (67) on all 23 counts in a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud case. Authorities said he is Harvard trained attorney John Donald Cody, who disappeared in 2010 and was arrested last year in Portland, Ore.
    (SFC, 11/15/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 14, Google Inc and private equity firm KKR & Co LP said they are investing $400 million in six solar power plants in California and Arizona.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, A 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for US power plants ended with the final shipment loaded at the port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
    (SFC, 11/15/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 14, Albania's government faced a growing chorus of opposition to a US request that it take on the job of dismantling Syria's chemical weapons.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Bangladeshi garment factory owners said they had agreed to a proposed 77 percent rise in the minimum wage, but police used teargas and rubber bullets to break up new protests by stone-throwing workers calling for a bigger increase.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Brazilian government figures showed that deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Egypt's foreign minister sought to downplay speculation of a major foreign policy shift, saying during a rare top-level Russian visit that Cairo wants to boost ties with Moscow and not replace the United States as its key ally. The defence ministers of Russia and Egypt held discussions on military collaboration between their countries.
    (AP, 11/14/13)(AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In El Salvador armed men broke into the offices of the Probusqueda Association for Missing Children, a nonprofit agency that works to locate children missing from the country’s civil war, and set fire to the group's archives. Probusqueda said earlier this year that it had documented at least a dozen cases of children stolen by members the military during the 1980-92 war between the Salvadoran government and leftist guerrillas.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, EU officials welcomed the end of bailout support for Spain and Ireland, saying that showed the effectiveness of more than four years of efforts to cut excessive government debt.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, A French commercial court ordered TUeV Rheinland, a German product-testing company, to pay damages to more than 1,600 women and six distributors after ruling that it failed to properly check silicone breast implants that turned out to be prone to leakage.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Gambia’s Pres. Yahya Jammeh announced a break off of diplomatic relations with Taiwan after 18 years. The move was greeted with "shock and regret" by Taipei, which is now recognised by just 22 nations.
    (AFP, 11/15/13)
2013        Nov 14, Christian Wulff became Germany's first post-war president to go on trial, charged with corruption for accepting some 700 euros for a hotel stay and meals during an Oktoberfest beer festival when he was a state premier.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Karlheinz Schreiber (70), a Canadian-German arms industry lobbyist, was convicted in Berlin of tax evasion and sentenced to six and half years. He played a role in a scandal that propelled Chancellor Angela Merkel to power.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Iraq a suicide attacker and twin bomb blasts targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual, killing 47 people and wounded more than 100. This included 32 people killed by a suicide bomber at an Ashura event in al-Saadiyah.
    (AP, 11/14/13)(SFC, 11/15/13, p.A4)
2013        Nov 14, Israeli aircraft bombed two rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip, hours after Palestinian militants had fired mortars into Israel.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, A new poll in Kenya found that 67 percent of 2,060 Kenyans surveyed think that President Uhuru Kenyatta should attend his trial at the International Criminal Court. Kenyatta faces charges related to accusations he helped orchestrate the country's 2007-08 postelection violence that saw more than 1,000 people killed.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Lebanon Hassan Nasralla, the leader of the militant Hezbollah group, showed up at a Shiite religious ceremony in southern Beirut, vowing to keep his fighters in neighboring Syria as long as needed to shore up President Bashar Assad's struggle against Syria's rebels.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Libya attacks in Benghazi killed an air force chaplain, a former police officer and a soldier.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Morocco foreign ministers from countries across the Sahel and Maghreb gathered in Rabat to look for ways to boost border security and confront Islamist linked-violence plaguing the vast desert region.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Nigerian forces reportedly killed 9 militants in the Damboa region of Borno state.
    (Reuters, 11/16/13)
2013        Nov 14, In the Philippines a US aircraft carrier "strike group" started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as President Benigno Aquino faced mounting pressure to speed up the distribution of supplies.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Serbia Miroslav Miskovi, one of the Balkans' richest men, went on trial in a high-profile case. He faced up to 10 years in jail if found guilty on charges of fraud and tax evasion.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Singapore for the first time lifted the death penalty given to a drug trafficker, commuting his sentence to life in prison and 15 strokes of the cane.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, A Sri Lanka court banned protests in Colombo until the end of the Commonwealth summit, explaining that the move was intended to prevent traffic jams. Pres. Mahinda Rajapaks lashed out at reporters and critics who questioned his nation's human rights record.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Sudan friendly fire killed five members of the Sudanese security forces in South Kordofan state, as troops battled an insurgency.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Sudan a number of Chadian troops in a joint force with Sudan were killed battling tribal fighters in the troubled Darfur region.
    (AFP, 11/16/13)
2013        Nov 14, In Syria twin bombings and mortar fire killed 3 people and wounded 22 near the famed Ummayad mosque in Damascus. A Syrian rebel commander in a main Islamist brigade was killed and two others were injured in an air strike by Assad's forces on Aleppo.
    (AFP, 11/14/13)(Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, A video posted on the Internet showed two members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holding up a bearded man's head before a crowd in Aleppo in northern Syria. ISIL later admitted the rebel had been killed by mistake and said it had arrested one of its men, a Tunisian, for decapitating him.
    (AFP, 11/15/13)
2013        Nov 14, A Uganda government tribunal declared Erias Lukwago, the lord mayor of Kampala, guilty of abuse of office, incompetence and misconduct. He faced being kicked out office. Lukwago is a political opponent of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has controlled Uganda since 1986, and the mayor linked the president to his conviction.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 14, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that authorities had arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen in a crackdown on alleged price-gouging since the weekend. Venezuela's legislature gave initial backing to a measure granting extraordinary powers over the economy to President Maduro.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)(AFP, 11/15/13)

2014        Nov 14, President Barack Obama pledged a $3 billion US contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change.
    (Reuters, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, The US Energy Dept. said that it has signed a $450 million deal to build the fastest supercomputers in the owrld for its national laboratories in Livermore, Ca., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.
    (SSFC, 11/16/14, p.C1) 
2014        Nov 14, Ford Motor Co. agreed to recall more 2004 and 2005 Ranger small pickup trucks after a July 27 crash in Malaysia because their air bags are similar to the one that caused a woman's death.
    (AP, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, Virgin America shares began trading in an IPO priced at $23. Shares began trading at $24 and closed the day at $30 per share.
    (SFC, 11/15/14, p.D1)
2014        Nov 14, Jane M. Byrne (b.1934), Chicago’s 1st woman mayor (1979-1983), died. In 1994 she authored “My Chicago."
    (SSFC, 11/16/14, p.C8)
2014        Nov 14, Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani visited Pakistan's military headquarters in a sign of warming ties after more than a decade of mutual distrust between the two US allies.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, In northern Afghanistan a NATO service member was shot and killed by insurgents.
    (AP, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, A Botswana judge overturned a government ban on a gay rights lobbying group. Justice Terrence Rannoane ruled that the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) would be allowed to register and campaign for changes to anti-gay legislation but reiterated that it was still illegal to engage in homosexual acts.
    (Reuters, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Police in Brazil arrested Renato Duque, the former director of services of the state-run oil company Petrobras, for his alleged role in a money-laundering scheme as authorities conduct a widening probe of corruption involving the company.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, In northeastern Brazil a jury in Olinda delivered sentences of 20-23 years in prison for three people, arrested in 2012, convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries.
    (AP, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, In Chad twenty nine aides to ousted dictator Hissene Habre went on trial before a special court in N'djamena charged with mass murder and torture during his rule in the 1980s.
    (AFP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, In the Czech Rep. a powerful tremor killed 3 men working in a coal mine of the OKD mining company in Karvina.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Equatorial Guinea was chosen to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations in place of Morocco.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Indian news reported that police have arrested Ramesh Mahawar, the director of Mahawar Pharma Pvt Ltd. The firm allegedly supplied medication to women in a mass sterilization that left 13 dead. Mahawar’s son was also arrested. A senior official said the deaths may have been caused by antibiotic pills contaminated with rat poison.
    (AP, 11/14/14)(SFC, 11/15/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 14, Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic oil town of Baiji in a significant victory over the Islamic State group.
    (AFP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, In the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir 2 suspected rebels and a civilian were killed in a fierce overnight gunbattle.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Lebanon’s government handed down life sentences to 4 Islamist prisoners, while a fifth was sentenced to death in absentia.
    (AP, 11/17/14)
2014        Nov 14, Nigerian officials said about 200 vigilantes and hunters armed with home-made guns, spears, clubs, bows and arrows, and machetes had taken back Mubi, Adamawa state, from Boko Haram rebels. Officials said the retreating fighters had invaded Hong, 50 km (30 miles) south on the way towards Yola, and Gombi, to the northwest of Mubi.
    (AFP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Philippine troops clashed with Islamist Abu Sayya militants on remote Jolo Island. 9 rebels and 5 soldiers were killed in the first major encounter since the army launched an offensive almost a month ago.
    (Reuters, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Senegal partially reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.
    (AFP, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, Sierra Leone authorities freed journalist David Tam-Baryoh arrested 11 days ago for making supposedly disparaging comments about the country's effort to fight Ebola.
    (Reuters, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, In Syria armed clashes erupted in Douma after hungry residents stormed food warehouses belonging to an Islamist rebel group. Residents said the Army of Islam only distributes food and medical supplies to its fighters.
    (AFP, 11/15/14)
2014        Nov 14, UN investigators said Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a "massive scale" in northeast Syria where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters.
    (Reuters, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, At the Vatican three members of the Femen group appeared on St Peter's square wearing only leather mini-skirts and flower garlands in their hair in what they described as a protest over Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the European Parliament.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 14, Vietnam launched an IPO for a 3.5% stake in Vietnam Airlines. No foreign invester participated in the offer.
    (Econ, 11/22/14, p.58)
2014        Nov 14, Yemeni Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of al Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen in intense fighting. At least 25 Houthis and 10 Ansar al-Sharia and tribal fighters had in the fighting that began a day earlier.
    (AP, 11/14/14)

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