November 14, 1851: <a href="/ce6/people/A0832614.html">Herman Melville</a>'s novel <i>Moby Dick</i> was published.
November 14, 1889: <a href="/node/62590">Nellie Bly</a> set out to beat <a href="/ce6/people/A0850714.html">Jules Verne's</a> fictional Phileas Fogg's time of 80 days to travel around the world. She did it in 72.
November 14, 1922: The British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic <a href="/ce6/sci/A0840926.html">radio service</a>.
November 14, 1969: <i>Apollo 12</i>, the second manned lunar expedition, was launched.
November 14, 1995: The U.S. federal government began a partial shut down of government services after the U.S. Congress could not pass a budget.
November 14, 2002: <a href="/ce6/people/A0909770.html">Nancy Pelosi</a> of California became the first woman to lead a party in Congress.
November 14, 2003: The most distant object ever found in our solar system, named <a href="/node/6146">Sedna,</a> was discovered by astronomers at the <a href="/ce6/us/A0837418.html">Mount Palomar</a> Observatory.
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