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On This Day: October 14th

This is 287th day of the year and 78 days remain in the year.

in history
1066
The Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
1933
Nazi Germany withdrew from the Geneva disarmament conference and the League of Nations.
1947
U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.
1964
Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.
1968
The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
1990
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.
October 14 BirthdaysDwight D. Eisenhower1890–1969, American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Texas; his nickname was “Ike.”
Roger Mooreactor
Ushersinger, actor
Ralph Laurenfashion designer
e. e. cummingspoet
Elwood Haynesinventor
William Edwards Demingmanagement consultant
William Pennfounder of Pennsylvania
Lillian Gishactress
James IIking of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Hannah Arendtpolitical theorist,



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