On this day
Nellie Bly took on Phileas Fogg’s challenge.
Jules Verne’s classic novel, Around The World In 80 Days, follows the adventures of one Phileas Fogg, who takes on a bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in just under three months. On this day in 1889, American journalist Nellie Bly set off from Hoboken to try the challenge for herself! She returned some 72 days later!
Einstein presented an important theory.
In 1908, Albert Einstein presented one of his most important theories – the quantum theory of light. This particular theory suggests that light travels in energy bundles, and that each bundle is referred to as a photon. This theory also showed us that light isn’t impacted by gravity, and that the waves are transverse.
Sebastopol was occupied.
In 1920, the Russian Bolshevik army occupied Sebastopol. In so doing, they ended the anti-communist attempts to regain the Russian government. The Bolsheviks would eventually install Vladimir Lenin as their leader, thus ending Tsarist rule.
The Channel Tunnel opened!
In 1994, the first public trains ran through the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel that links England and France under the English Channel is still a popular route for tourists and commercial vehicles to this day – it’s certainly one of the quickest ways to get to and from the continent if you’re a Brit!
Special Days Falling on November 14thNovember 14th is also a date to think of others, thank those who help us, and support those who need it. Here are some of the events taking place around the world to consider today.
In India, November 14th is Children’s Day. The day exists to raise awareness about the rights, education, and care of children across the nation. The day is also a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. He famously advocated for children and was even known as Chacha Nehru among them.
World Diabetes Day
For people all over the world, November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The day has been celebrated every year since 1991 when it was created by the International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organisation. This disease affects people all over the world and can lead to other serious health issues. Diabetes can kill if not properly managed – meaning it’s important to note the signs and to speak to your doctor if you’re worried.
Operating Room Nurse Day
November 14th is also Operating Room Nurse Day. It is a day we take to thank the nurses who work tirelessly to ensure our health and well-being. Nurses are crucial in societies all over the world, and while we do appreciate them, there is no denying that they are in a thankless job. So, today is the perfect day to thank all nurses and operating room nurses above all else!