On This Day

What Happened on October 14

Important Events

  • 1774 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • 1867 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • 1933 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations
  • 1982 US President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs
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October 14 in Film & TV

  • 1930 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC
  • 2007 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

October 14 in Music

October 14 in Sport

  • 1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

Did You Know?

Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" collection of 12 stories originally published serially in "The Strand Magazine"

On October 14, 1892


Would You Believe?

1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people

On October 14, 1979

Famous Weddings

  • 1806 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
  • 1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

Famous Divorces

  • 1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment
  • 1990 Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage
  • 2015 Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage
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