Historical Events on 14th October

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  • 530 Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
  • 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
  • 1468 Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI

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1492 Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1529 Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna
  • 1586 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
  • 1700 Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1745 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
  • 1758 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 1773 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
  • 1773 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1774 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • 1805 Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria
  • 1806 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • 1812 Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.
  • 1834 First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
  • 1834 In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
  • 1840 Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
  • 1843 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
  • 1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • 1862 Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
  • 1863 Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
  • 1863 Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)
  • 1865 Cheyennes & Arapahos sign "peace treaty" then chased out Colorado
  • 1867 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • 1881 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1882 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

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1884 George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1893 George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
  • 1893 Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret

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1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1901 Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1906 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1908 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • 1908 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • 1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
  • 1908 4th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 57-0 in College Park
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • 1912 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • 1912 Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government
  • 1913 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • 1914 German troops occupy Brug
  • 1916 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • 1916 The Perm State University was founded in Russia.
  • 1920 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
  • 1922 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • 1922 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • 1924 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • 1925 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)

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1926 AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

Author A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne

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1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • 1930 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • 1930 George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
  • 1931 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
  • 1931 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
  • 1933 Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
  • 1934 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres
  • 1938 Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
  • 1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
  • 1939 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
  • 1939 Sugar rationed in Netherlands
  • 1940 Balham tube disaster during the Blitz.
  • 1941 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga
  • 1942 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • 1942 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • 1942 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • 1943 600 Jews escape during an uprising at the Nazi concentration Camp in Sobibor, Poland
  • 1943 Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel)
  • 1943 US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt
  • 1944 Allied troops land in Corfu
  • 1944 British troops march into Athens
  • 1945 Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears
  • 1946 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • 1947 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

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1947 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1948 Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed
  • 1948 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • 1949 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
  • 1949 Chinese Red army occupies Canton

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1950 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
  • 1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • 1951 Organization of Central American States forms
  • 1952 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1953 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • 1953 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • 1953 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
  • 1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • 1953 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
  • 1953 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
  • 1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC
  • 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • 1957 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

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1957 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1958 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1958 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1958 Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
  • 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen

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1960 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances
  • 1961 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
  • 1962 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17

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1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1962 US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • 1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins

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1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1964 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • 1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV

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1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1964 Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • 1966 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • 1968 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • 1968 Beatles "White Album" completed
  • 1968 Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • 1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • 1968 J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
  • 1968 A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
  • 1968 The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened.
  • 1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 1969 Race riots in Springfield Mass
  • 1969 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1969 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971.

Music-awardsMusic Awards

1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
  • 1971 John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
  • 1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • 1972 North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition
  • 1973 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic

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1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • 1975 Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
  • 1976 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30

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1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
  • 1976 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
  • 1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
  • 1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 1977 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • 1978 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • 1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1979 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • 1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1979 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3

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1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1979 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people

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1979 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • 1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener

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1980 Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • 1981 Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • 1982 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 1982 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
  • 1983 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
  • 1983 US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
  • 1984 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1984 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
  • 1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
  • 1985 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7

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1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

Author Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
  • 1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • 1986 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)
  • 1986 Tim Kides of West NY, NJ performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
  • 1987 In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
  • 1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1988 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
  • 1988 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
  • 1988 Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16
  • 1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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1990 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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1991 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant