TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 14, 1851
Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” was published in the United States, almost a month after being released in Britain. ALSO ON THIS DATE
Inspired by the Jules Verne novel “Around the World in Eighty Days,” New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to make the trip in less time than the fictional Phileas Fogg. (She completed the journey in 72 days.)
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded “Opus No. 1” for RCA Victor.
Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.
The satirical comedy-drama “Network,” starring Peter Finch as a deranged TV anchorman who becomes a media sensation, was released by MGM.