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October 14 Birthdays

Dwight D. Eisenhower
1890–1969, American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Texas; his nickname was “Ike.”

James II
king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1633)

William Penn
founder of Pennsylvania (1644)

Elwood Haynes
inventor (1857)

Lillian Gish
actress (1893)

e. e. cummings
poet (1894)

William Edwards Deming
management consultant (1900)

Hannah Arendt
political theorist, (1906)

Roger Moore
actor (1927)

Ralph Lauren
fashion designer (1939)

singer, actor (1978)

October 14 in History


The Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.


Nazi Germany withdrew from the Geneva disarmament conference and the League of Nations.


U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.


Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.


The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.


Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.

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