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This Day In History: Nov. 14

This Day in History

1885: Serbia declares war on Bulgaria.
1969: Apollo 12, the 2nd manned lunar mission, is launched.
1972: The Dow Jones industrial average closes above 1,000 for the first time.
1995: A budget impasse between Congress and Pres. Bill Clinton leads to a partial government shutdown.
1999: The UN imposes sanctions on Afghanistan after the country refuses to turn over suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden to the U.S. for prosecution.

Today's Birthdays

1650: William III, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and stadtholder of the Netherlands (The Hague, Holland; died 1702)
1765: Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat (Little Britain, PA; died 1815)
1797: Sir Charles Lyell, geologist (Kinnordy--now Angus, Scotland; died 1875)
1840: Claude Monet, painter (Paris, France; died 1926)
1889: Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India (Allahabad, India; died 1964)
1896: Mamie Eisenhower, first lady of the United States (Boone, IA; died 1979)
1900: Aaron Copland, composer (Brooklyn, NY; died 1990)
1908: Joseph McCarthy, senator who probed alleged Communist subversion in the 50s hearings on Communism (Grand Chute, WI; died 1957)
1922: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary-General (Cairo, Egypt)
1929: McLean Stevenson, actor (Bloomington, IL; died 1996)
1935: King Hussein, king of Jordan (Amman, Transjordan; died 1999)
1948: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne (London, England)
1954: Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor (Birmingham, AL)
1961: D. B. Sweeney, actor (Shoreham, NY)
1962: Laura San Giacomo, actress (Hoboken, NJ)
1964: Run D.M.C. (Joseph Simmons), rap musician (Queens, NY)
1966: Curt Schilling, baseball player (Anchorage, AK)

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