TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT 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 1851

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

1910

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.

1925

The first group ex­hi­bi­tion of sur­re­al­is­tic paint­ings opened at the Ga­lerie Pierre in Paris.

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