1770 – James Bruce discovered what he believed to be the source of the Nile on the 14th November 1770.
1889 – Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) the pioneering female journalist began a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days on the 14th November 1889. She completed the trip in 72 days.
2012 ~ A TOTAL SOLAR ECLiPSE took place in Far North Queensland in Australia on the 14th November 2012, where big crowds lined the beaches and hillside lookouts. A partial eclipse was experienced in all of eastern Australia. This was the 1st total solar eclipse in Australia since 2002, the next will not be until 2028. See theList of solar eclipses in the 21st century