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
1492 - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
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
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 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.
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman 1884 - George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1893 - George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
1893 - Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
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
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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)
Author A.A. MilneAuthor A.A. Milne 1926 - AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released
1926 - Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
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
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 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)
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general 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
1949 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles 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
1957 - Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1958 - Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London
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.
Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan BehanIrish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan 1959 - WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
1960 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1961 - "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 perfs
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
1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
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
1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
1964 - Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 - Philips begins experimenting with color TV
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1964 - Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
1964 - Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
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.
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev 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.
1970 - 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
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"
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 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
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
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
1976 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to 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
Economist Milton FriedmanEconomist Milton Friedman 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
1978 - NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
1978 - Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
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
1979 - NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1979 - 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people
1979 - NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"
1980 - Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
1980 - Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
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
Author Elie WieselAuthor Elie Wiesel 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
1990 - SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
1991 - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

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