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November 14, crash kills Marshall team

Today is Monday, November 14th, the 318th day of the year 2022. There are 47 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On November 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while attempting to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and their coaching staff.

On this date:

In 1851 Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale was released in the US nearly a month after the UK release.

In 1910, Eugene B. Ely was the first aviator to take off from a ship when his Curtiss pusher rolled off an inclined platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In 1915, African-American educator Booker T. Washington, 59, died in Tuskegee, Alabama.

In 1940, during World War II, German aircraft destroyed most of the English city of Coventry.

In 1965, the US Army’s first major military operation of the Vietnam War began with the start of the five-day Battle of Ia Drang. (Fighting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ended on November 18, with both sides claiming victory.)

In 1969, Apollo 12 launched to the moon.

In 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.

In 1973, Britain’s Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1992 and Anne remarried.)

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.)

In 1997, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia ruled that Pakistani national Aimal Khan Kasi (eye-MAHL’ kahn KAH’-see) should receive the death penalty for shooting dead two CIA operatives outside the agency’s headquarters. (Five years later on that date, Aimal Khan Kasi was executed.)

In 2013, former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was sent to prison at the age of 84 to serve a life sentence for his murderous rule in the 1970s and 1980s. (Bulger was killed on October 30, 2018, hours after arriving at a federal prison in West Virginia.)

In 2020, supporters of Donald Trump, unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory, rallied in cities across the country including Washington, DC, where thousands rallied; After night fell in the nation’s capital, pro-Trump protesters clashed with counter-protesters in the streets, resulting in protester and police injuries and charges against nearly two dozen people.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, in his first press conference since his second term, called on congressional Republicans to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, saying it would reduce the risk of another recession as the nation faces a “fiscal crisis.” cliff” stand. Israel said it killed the leader of Hamas’ military wing in a spate of airstrikes launched in response to days of rocket fire from Hamas-ruled Gaza. Baseball’s Cy Young Awards went to Tampa Bay’s David Price in the American League and RA Dickey of the New York Mets in the National League.

Five years ago: Three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home; They were then suspended indefinitely from the team. Papa John’s Pizza apologized for comments from CEO John Schnatter (SHNAH’-tur) who blamed sluggish pizza sales on NFL players who knelt during the national anthem. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staff; The announcement came hours after two female lawmakers spoke out about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of Congress.

A year ago: A 9-year-old boy from Dallas became the youngest person to die from injuries caused by a crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston nine days earlier; A family attorney said Ezra Blount died at a Houston hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries during a performance by rapper Travis Scott in a crowd of fans. (The mass onslaught left 10 dead.) Libya’s electoral authority said Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, announced his candidacy for the country’s presidential election in December.

Birthdays today: Actress Kathleen Hughes is 94. Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise is 89. Composer Wendy Carlos is 83. Britain’s King Charles III is 74. Rock singer and musician James Young (Styx) is 73. Singer Stephen Bishop is 71. Blues musician Anson Funderburgh is 68. Pianist Yanni is 68. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is 68. Former Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett is 66. Actress Laura San Giacomo (JEE’-ah-koh-moh) is 61. Actor DB Sweeney is 61. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 58. Actor Patrick Warburton is 58. Rock musician Nic Dalton is 58. Country singer Rockie Lynne is 58. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado (Expose) is 57. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is 56. Rock musician Brian Yale is 54. Rock singer Butch Walker is 53. Actor Josh Duhamel (du-MEHL’) is 50. Rock musician Travis Barker is 47 .The contemporary Christian Christian musician Robby Shaffer is 47. Actor Brian Dietzen is 45. Rapper Shyheim is 45. Rock musician Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 43. Actress Olga Kurylen ko is 43. Actor-comedian Vanessa Bayer is 41. Actor Russell Tovey is 41. New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is 29. Actor Cory Michael Smith is 36. Actor Graham Patrick Martin is 31. NHL forward Taylor Hall is 31.

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