Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017. There are 47 days left in the year.

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, 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 Norfolk, Virginia.

In 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry, including its 14th century cathedral.

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. The battle is the subject of the book and film, “We Were Soldiers.”

In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.

In 1970, a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff.

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

In 2007, 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.)

In 2016, in his first extended remarks on the election, President Barack Obama abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office. Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour,” died in Washington at age 61.

Birthdays: Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 83. Writer P.J. O'Rourke is 70. Britain's Prince Charles is 69. Rock singer-musician James Young (Styx) is 68. Singer Stephen Bishop is 66. Pianist Yanni is 63. Condoleezza Rice is 63. Actress Laura San Giacomo is 56. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 56. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 53.

Thought for Today: "Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education." -- Chuang-tzu, Chinese writer (c.369 B.C.-c.286 B.C.).