Today in History: November 14, a crash kills the Marshall team

Today in History Today is Monday, November 14, the 318th day of 2022. There are 47 days left in the…

Today in History

Today is Monday, November 14, the 318th day of 2022. There are 47 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On November 14, 1970, a DC-9 chartered by Southern Airways crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and his coaching staff.

To this date :

In 1851, Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” was published in the United States, almost a month after its release in Britain.

In 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship when his Curtiss pusher took off from a sloping platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In 1915, 59-year-old African-American educator Booker T. Washington died in Tuskegee, Alabama.

In 1940, during World War II, German aircraft destroyed most of the English city of Coventry.

In 1965, the US Army’s first major military operation of the Vietnam War began with the start of the Five Day Battle of Ia Drang. (Fighting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ended on November 18, with both sides claiming victory.)

In 1969, Apollo 12 took off for the moon.

In 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1000 level for the first time, ending the day at 1003.16.

In 1973, Princess Anne of Great Britain married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1992 and Anne remarried.)

In 1996, singer Michael Jackson married his plastic surgeon’s nurse, Debbie Rowe, in a ceremony in Sydney, Australia. (Rowe filed for divorce in 1999.)

In 1997, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia decided that Pakistani national Aimal Khan Kasi (eye-MAHL’ kahn KAH’-see) should be sentenced to death for shooting dead two CIA employees outside the headquarters of the agency. (Five years later on this date, Aimal Khan Kasi was executed.)

In 2013, former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was wheeled into jail to begin serving an 84-year life sentence for his murderous reign in the 1970s and 1980s. (Bulger was killed on October 30, 2018, hours after arriving at a federal prison in West Virginia.)

In 2020, Donald Trump supporters unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory rallied in cities across the country, including Washington, DC, where thousands gathered; After dark in the nation’s capital, pro-Trump protesters clashed in the streets with counter-protesters, resulting in injuries to protesters and police and charges against nearly two dozen people.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, at his first press conference since winning a second term, challenged Republicans in Congress to let taxes rise on the wealthiest Americans, saying it would would lessen the threat of another recession as the nation faced a “fiscal cliff.” Israel said it killed the head of Hamas’ military wing in a wave of airstrikes launched in response to days of rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Baseball’s Cy Young Awards went to David Price of Tampa Bay in the American League and RA Dickey of the New York Mets in the National League.

Five years ago: three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home; they were later suspended from the team indefinitely. Papa John’s Pizza has apologized for comments by CEO John Schnatter (SHNAH’-tur), who blamed slow pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staff; the announcement came hours after two female lawmakers spoke out about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of Congress.

A year ago: A 9-year-old Dallas boy became the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston nine days earlier; A family attorney says Ezra Blount died in a Houston hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma after sustaining serious injuries in a fan crush during a performance by rapper Travis Scott. (The influx of crowds left 10 dead.) Libya’s electoral agency said Seif al-Islam, the son and former heir of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, announced his candidacy for the December presidential election in the country.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Kathleen Hughes turns 94. Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise is 89 years old. Composer Wendy Carlos is 83 years old. King Charles III of Great Britain is 74 years old. Singer and rock musician James Young (Styx) is 73 years old. Singer Stephen Bishop is 71 years old. Anson Funderburgh is 68 years old. Pianist Yanni is 68 years old. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is 68. Former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett is 66. Actress Laura San Giacomo (JEE’-ah-koh-moh) is 61 years old. Actor DB Sweeney is 61 years old. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 58 years old. Actor Patrick Warburton is 58 years old. Rock musician Nic Dalton is 58 years old. Country singer Rockie Lynne is 58 years old. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado (Expose) is 57 years old. is 56 years old. Rock musician Brian Yale is 54 years old. Rock singer Butch Walker is 53 years old. Actor Josh Duhamel (du-MEHL’) is 50 years old. Rock musician Travis Barker is 47 years old. Contemporary Christian musician Robby Shaffer is 47 years old. Actor Brian Dietzen is 45 years old. Rapper Shyheim is 45 years old. Rock musician Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 43 years old. Actor Olga Kurylen ko is 43 years old. Actress and comedian Vanessa Bayer is 41 years old. Actor Russell Tovey is 41 years old. New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is 29 years old. Actor Cory Michael Smith is 36 years old. Actor Graham Patrick Martin is 31 years old. NHL forward Taylor Hall is 31 years old.

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