TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 14, 1889
Inspired by the Jules Verne novel “Around the World in Eighty Days,” New York World reporter Nellie Bly set out to make the trip in less time than the fictional Phileas Fogg.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” was published in the United States, almost a month after being released in Britain.
Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The first group exhibition of surrealistic paintings opened at the Galerie Pierre in Paris.