TODAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 14, 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.)

ALSO ON THIS DATE

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

1944

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

1965

The U.S. Army’s first ma­jor mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion of the Viet­nam War be­gan with the start of the five-day Bat­tle of Ia Drang. (The fight­ing be­tween Amer­i­can troops and North Viet­namese forces ended on Nov. 18 with both sides claim­ing vic­tory.)

1969

Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.

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