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On This Day: Undersea volcanic eruption creates island off Iceland’s coast, named Surtsey

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 14:

1918 – Tomas Masaryk was elected first president of Czech Republic.

1963 – An undersea volcanic eruption created an island off Iceland’s coast that was named Surtsey.

1974 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat meets Fidel Castro at airport in Havana on his first visit to Cuba.

1994 – The first fare-paying passengers travelled by train through the Channel Tunnel linking England and France.

2000 – World’s first 16-megapixel photograph – the highest resolution digital image possible – appears at Las Vegas computer trade show.

2003 – World’s first drivable fuel cell vehicle makes first appearance in China.

2008 – World leaders arrive in Washington for G20 summit to resolve financial crisis.

2009 – Cameron Van Der Burg of South Africa sets new world record in men’s 50m breaststroke competition.

2012 – Israel launches multiple strikes against Gaza.

2013 – Japan’s Kenichi Ito sets world record for fastest time running on all fours, running in the style of the African Patas monkey.

2016 – New Zealand earthquake causes damage to major transport links.


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