On This Day in History for October 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 144 of 144

  • 1968 A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

1968 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London

  • 1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 1969 Race riots in Springfield Mass
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
  • 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

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1975 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30

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1976 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Milton Friedman

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 1976 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
  • 1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1979 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • 1979 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
  • 1979 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people
  • 1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
  • 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
  • 1983 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
  • 1983 US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
  • 1984 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
  • 1985 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7

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1986 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensue the Holocaust was remembered

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 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
  • 1988 Naguib Mahfouz is the 1st Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize in Literature
  • 1988 Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16

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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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1994 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1994 NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
  • 1996 Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
  • 1996 Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
  • 2010 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • 2012 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria
  • 2013 Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices
  • 2014 Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize
  • 2014 World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%

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2014 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

Feminist Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian
Feminist Media Critic
Anita Sarkeesian

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