Welcome back to Tuesday once more. Hope it goes well for you in your travels through time today. I’ll be busy all day. How about you?

November 14

  • 1851Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.
  • 1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.
  • 1960Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
  • 1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.