Once Upon A Time – November 14 – 1896 – Power Plant At Niagara Falls Begins Operation

1680 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch’s Comet/Newton’s Comet)

1856 American Gail Borden is issued a patent for technology related to his invention of condensed milk

1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation

1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

1920 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anti-communist attempts to regain the government of Russia

Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features

1994 1st public trains run through the Channel Tunnel linking England and France under the English Channel

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & Tv

1922 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

1991 Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” music video with groundbreaking morphing effects premieres simultaneously in 27 countries on MTV, Fox TV and BBC’s Top of the Pops

Today In Music

1960 Ray Charles’ single “Georgia On My Mind” reaches #1

Today In Sport

1993 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

2012 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Famous Weddings

1532 King Henry VIII of England secretly marries Anne Boleyn (officially married January 25, 1533)

1677 Prince William of Orange (27) marries English princess Mary Stuart (15)

1855 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas

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