Events in History on October 14

  • 530 Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and the Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 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
  • 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 African-American granted 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 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 and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • 1882 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

1stHistoric Invention

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
  • 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
  • 1925 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)

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1926 A. A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • 1930 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • 1931 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
  • 1931 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
  • 1933 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the 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
  • 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

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1943 Japan declares the Philippines independent under President José P. Laurel

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. 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
  • 1950 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
  • 1951 Organization of Central American States forms
  • 1952 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • 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
  • 1954 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
  • 1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC

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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.
  • 1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen

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1960 Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
  • 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

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

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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 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 Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • 1968 J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
  • 1968 6.8 earthquake wrecks Australian town of Meckering, rupturing all nearby major roads and railways

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

1968 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London, England

  • 1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 1969 Race riots in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 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 American economist 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 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 ensure 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 the 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