November 14

This Day in History

2005

Sparrow Foils Domino Day

"On this day in 2005, a hunter from the Dutch company Duke Faunabeheer created an uproar when he shot and killed a small Passer domesticus, or House Sparrow, that was causing a huge problem. In … (more...)

1982

Walesa Released From Jail

The city of Gdansk, birthplace of Poland's historic shipyard strike, celebrates the homecoming of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa on November 14, 1982. Walesa, Poland's champion of trade unionism, was … (more...)

1666

First Known Blood Transfusion

"On this day in 1666, the English physician Richard Lower successfully demonstrated a technique for passing the blood of one living mammal into the body of another, thus carrying out the first … (more...)