TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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

1889

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.)

1944

Tommy Dorsey and his or­ches­tra recorded “Opus No. 1” for RCA Victor.

1969

Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.

1976

The satir­i­cal com­edy-drama “Net­work,” star­ring Peter Finch as a de­ranged TV an­chor­man who be­comes a me­dia sen­sa­tion, was re­leased by MGM.

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