Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2016. There are 47 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On Nov. 14, 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale" was published in the United States, almost a month after being released in Britain.

On this date

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.)

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.)

1969— Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.

1970— A chartered 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.

1996— Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States and leader of Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died at his home at age 68.

2011— The last patients of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital were placed in other assisted living facilities following the closure of the hospital in an agreement between the state and federal governments.

One year ago

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and said France would remain at the "top of the list" of its targets.

Today's Birthdays

Actress Kathleen Hughes is 88. Former MLB All-Star Jimmy Piersall is 87. Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise is 83. Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 82. Composer Wendy Carlos is 77. Writer P.J. O'Rourke is 69. Britain's Prince Charles is 68. Rock singer-musician James Young (Styx) is 67. Singer Stephen Bishop is 65. Blues musician Anson Funderburgh is 62. Rock musician Nic Dalton is 52. Country singer Rockie Lynne is 52. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado (Expose) is 51. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is 50. Contemporary Christian musician Robby Shaffer is 41. Actor Brian Dietzen is 39. Rapper Shyheim is 39. Rock musician Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 37.