To­day in his­tory

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On 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.)

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

In 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.

In 1925, the first group ex­hi­bi­tion of sur­re­al­is­tic paint­ings opened at the Ga­lerie Pierre in Paris.

In 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.)

In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon. In 1986, the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion im­posed a $100 mil­lion penalty on in­side-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from work­ing again in the se­cu­ri­ties in­dus­try.

In 1996, singer Michael Jack­son mar­ried his plas­tic sur­geon’s nurse, Deb­bie Rowe, in a cer­e­mony in Sydney, Aus­tralia. (Rowe filed for di­vorce in 1999.)

Ten years ago: A jus­tice of the peace in Las Ve­gas or­dered O.J. Simp­son to stand trial on kid­nap­ping and armed rob­bery charges stem­ming from a con­fronta­tion with mem­o­ra­bilia deal­ers in a casino ho­tel room. (Simp­son was con­victed and served nine years in prison be­fore be­ing paroled in Sept. 2017.) The prime min­is­ters of North and South Korea launched their first talks in 15 years.

Five years ago: Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, in his first news con­fer­ence since win­ning a sec­ond term, chal­lenged con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans to let taxes rise on the wealth­i­est Amer­i­cans, say­ing that would ease the threat of an­other re­ces­sion as the na­tion faced a “fis­cal cliff.” Base­ball’s Cy Young Awards went to Tampa Bay’s David Price in the Amer­i­can League and R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets in the National League.

One year ago: Corey Sea­ger of the Los An­ge­les Dodgers won the National League Rookie of the Year award unan­i­mously and Detroit’s Michael Ful­mer took the Amer­i­can League honor.

“Re­wards and pun­ish­ments are the low­est form of ed­u­ca­tion.” — Chuang-tzu, Chi­nese writer (c.369 B.C.-c.286 B.C.).

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