Nov. 14 (UPI) — On this date in history:
In 1666, the first blood transfusion took place in London. Blood from one dog was transfused into another.
In 1832, the first horse-drawn streetcar made its appearance in New York City.
In 1889, newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set off to break the fictional record of voyaging around the world in 80 days set by Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg. She made the trip in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds.
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In 1910, pilot Eugene Burton Ely successfully completed the first shipboard take off, paving the way towards the development of aircraft carriers as part of modern naval fleets.
In 1922, the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) radio service begins in the United Kingdom.
In 1940, German planes bombed Coventry, England, killing and injuring hundreds of people and destroying or damaging 69,000 buildings.