Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2016. There are 47 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1851: Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” is published in the United States, almost a month after being released in Britain.
1889: Inspired by the Jules Verne novel “Around the World in Eighty Days,” New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) sets out to make the trip in less time than the fictional Phileas Fogg. (She completed the journey in 72 days.)
1940: During World War II, German planes destroy most of the English town of Coventry.
1965: The U.S. Army’s first major military operation of the Vietnam War begins with the start of the five-day Battle of Ia Drang. (The fighting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ends on Nov. 18 with both sides claiming victory.)
1970: A chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashes while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff.
2011: Former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, in a telephone interview with NBC News’ “Rock Center,” denies allegations he’d sexually abused eight boys and said any activities in a campus shower with a boy was just horseplay.
2015: The Islamic State group claims responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
1991: Youngstown Finance Director Gary Kubic says at least two dozen lawyers owe the city income tax for legal work done in the city, and he is considering turning the cases over to the Ohio Supreme Court for disciplinary action.
Youngstown and Mahoning Valley United Way reaches its campaign goal for the ninth straight year, raising $3.5 million.
Theodore M. Maiman, inventor of the laser, attends the opening of Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s $1 million laser center, one of only 57 such centers in the country.
1976: Phillip H. Smith, chairman of Copperweld Steel, says the French company Soci t Imetal that bought Copperweld a year ago, has strengthened U.S. operations, especially those in Warren.
Stiff fines for loitering, trespassing and disorderly conduct are hitting New Castle, Pa.’s street-corner gangs in the pocket book and helping city police in their crackdown efforts.
Frank Shorter, two-time Olympic medal winner, finishes one second ahead of John Vitale to capture the U.S. AAU National Senior 25-Kilometer Road race in Youngstown.
1966: Burglars knock a hole from an adjoining store into Paris Men Shop in Struthers and steal about $10,000 worth of topcoats and sweaters.
John Hlaudy of Warren is wounded by an arrow while deer hunting at the Ravenna Arsenal.
PFC. Daniel Madden writes to his parents in Youngstown that he thought he was going to die when a Flying Boxcar crashed into a hill in Vietnam. Thirteen men were killed and 16, including Madden, were injured.
1941: Legislation will be presented to council authorizing issuance of $35,000 in municipal bonds for the purchase of police equipment, including up to 30 new police cruisers.
Despite the demand for every possible pound of steel for defense, five Youngstown district open hearth furnaces are idle because of lack of iron and steel scrap.
McKelvey Day bargains include a 70-piece dinner set for $19.95, a tapestry tilting chair and ottoman for $39.95 and a Kelvinator refrigerator for $139.