This Day in History on 14 November

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 14 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Diabetes Day (International)

Children’s Day (India)

Important Events

1681: The East India Company declared a separate princely state of Bengal.

1770: James Bruce discovered the source of the Nile.

1914: Eight Language panel were started on the Rs. five denomination again. The printing colour of note was red. These languages were Urdu, Telugu, Kaithi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Burmese and Gujarati.

1922: British Broadcasting Company launched radio service in the United Kingdom.

1955: Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was inaugurated by the President.

1957: Children’s Day.

1959: Nehru rejects China’s proposal for a mutual withdrawal of troops from a border buffer zone.

1964: Nehru Commemorative coin is released.

1969: Establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi.

1973: Princess Anne of Britain married a common citizen. Earlier this had not happened in the royal family.

1975: Spain left Western Sahara.

1991: German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl was nominated for the 1990 Jawaharlal Nehru International Reconciliation Award.

1995: National Human Rights Commission’s conference on ‘Human Rights in Prisons’ begins in New Delhi.

1995: Supreme Court gave patients the right to drag careless doctors to Court.

1996: Competition Post Card’, a new category of postcard, priced Rs. 2 introduced.

1997: Nisha Millet sets national mark in the 100m freestyle in the national aquatics.

1998: Prominent Indian Government and private entities are targeted in the Clinton Administration Entities List. American Companies are barred from trading with the listed companies.

2000: Jharkhand, the 28th State of the Indian Union, comes into being and the new Governor, Prabhat Kumar, and the Chief Minister, Babulal Marandi, take office.

2002: Chinese President Jiang Zemin resigned from his post.

2006: Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan agreed to create anti-terrorism mechanisms in New Delhi.

2008: The first G-20 economic summit opened in Washington, D.C.

2013: Sachin Tendulkar started playing the last (200th) Test of his career. The match against the West Indies was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India

1650: King William III of England.

1719: Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, and violinist.

1765: Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamship.

1840: Oscar-Claude Monet, a French painter.

1863: Leo Hendrik Arthur Backland, American chemist.

Bharathan, Indian director
Bharathan, Indian director

1889: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (d. 1964). To commemorate his birthday, this day is observed as ‘Children’s Day’ from 1957.

1891: Birbal Sahni, an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent.

1919: Anantrao Bhalerao, freedom fighter, journalist and editor of daily news paper “Marathawada”, was born.

1922: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1926: Piloo H. Mody, social reformer, politician and architect, was born at Bombay.

Vikas Khanna, Indian chef
Vikas Khanna, Indian chef

1935: King Hussein of Jordan.

1943: Aditya Vikram Birla, an Indian industrialist.

1946: Bharathan, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1948: Sindhutai Sapkal, an Indian social worker, and social activist.

Pushkar Lele, Indian singer
Pushkar Lele, Indian singer

1971: Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer.

1971: Vikas Khanna, Indian chef and author

1975: Gary Vaynerchuk, a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality.

1979: Pushkar Lele, Indian singer

Death/ Death Anniversary

Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Indian lawyer
Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Indian lawyer

1831: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a German philosopher and an important figure in German idealism.

1914: Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1861)

1915: Booker T. Washington, a social worker, writer, orator, and educator working for the African-American.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk

1945: Eldridge Reeves Johnson, an American businessman, and engineer.

1967: C. K. Naidu, Indian cricketer.

1971: Narayan Hari Apte, novelist and film writer.

1977: Abhay Charanarvind Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk and guru, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (b. 1896)

Hari Krishna Devsare, Indian journalist
Hari Krishna Devsare, Indian journalist

1990: Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge, an English journalist, and satirist.

1993: Dr. Manibhai Bhimbhai Desai, an Indian Freedom Fighter.

1997: N. V. N. Somu, Union Minister of State for Defence and president of The Hindu Office and National Press Employees Union from 1969, died in Army Helicopter crash at Tezpur in Arunachal Pradesh.

2013: Sudhir Bhat, Indian producer, and manager (b. 1951)

K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian director
K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian director

2013: Hari Krishna Devsare, Indian journalist and author (b. 1938)

2015: K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2016: Gwendolyn L. Ifill, an American journalist, television newscaster, and author.

Further Reading

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