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    • October 14, 0530 [Discorus] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • October 14, 1066 "Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings - In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Saxon army and kill King Harold II of England."

    • October 14, 1066 "The Battle of Hastings seals the Norman conquest of England by Norsemen under William, 39, duke of Normandy, who will be called William the Conqueror and will rule England as William I until his death in 1087"

    • October 14, 1322 "Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence."

    • October 14, 1586 Mary I of Scotland goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.

    • October 14, 1586 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

    • October 14, 1656 Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the ritual-free Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.

    • October 14, 1758 Austria defeats Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirk

    • October 14, 1773 "The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland."

    • October 14, 1774 First Continental Congress is first to declare colonial rights (Phila)

    • October 14, 1806 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

    • October 14, 1806 Battle of Jena-Auerstdt France defeats Prussia

    • October 14, 1812 Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.

    • October 14, 1834 "First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter"

    • October 14, 1834 Henry Blair is the first African American to obtain a US patent. The patent was for a corn planter.

    • October 14, 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."

    • October 14, 1835 "John Templeton, John Moore, Stanley Cuthbart and Ellen Ritchie were charged in Wheeling, Virginia with illegally teaching blacks to read."

    • October 14, 1840 Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.

    • October 14, 1843 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy

    • October 14, 1843 The British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy.

    • October 14, 1867 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan

    • October 14, 1867 The 15th and last Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan.

    • October 14, 1881 "Eyemouth Fishing Disaster, known locally as 'Disaster Day', some 129 men and boys, one in three of the Berwickshire town's fishermen lost their lives in a hurricane"

    • October 14, 1882 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

    • October 14, 1888 Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.

    • October 14, 1910 English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman biplane on Executive Avenue (now Pennsylvania Avenue) near the White House.

    • October 14, 1912 "While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank. With a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt still delivers his scheduled speech."

    • October 14, 1913 "Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives."

    • October 14, 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.

    • October 14, 1922 First automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

    • October 14, 1925 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)

    • October 14, 1926 "The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published."

    • October 14, 1933 Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations

    • October 14, 1933 Nazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations.

    • October 14, 1939 German U-Boat U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak.

    • October 14, 1939 "HMS ROYAL OAK sunk at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, north of Scotland by 3 torpedoes from German U-47."

    • October 14, 1942 "A German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137."

    • October 14, 1942 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field.

    • October 14, 1943 Japan declares Philippine Independence.

    • October 14, 1943 "Prisoners at the Sobibor death camp in Poland revolt, resulting in the death of 11 SS. About half of the camp's 600 prisoners escape; about 50 survive the war."

    • October 14, 1943 U.S. 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 Flying Fortresses during an assault on Schweinfurt.

    • October 14, 1944 Allied troops land in Corfu.

    • October 14, 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face trial for his part in an attempt to overthrow Hitler

    • October 14, 1946 Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire.

    • October 14, 1947 "Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound, the first man to do so in level flight."

    • October 14, 1949 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition

    • October 14, 1949 Chinese Red Army occupies Canton (Guangzhou).

    • October 14, 1949 "Eleven leaders of the U.S. Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government."

    • October 14, 1950 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

    • October 14, 1953 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment

    • October 14, 1958 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community

    • October 14, 1958 The U.S. conducts an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site.

    • October 14, 1960 Peace Corps First suggested by JFK

    • October 14, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed.

    • October 14, 1963 "The term ""Beatlemania"" is coined by the British press to describe the scene at the previous night's performance by The Beatles on the TV show Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium."

    • October 14, 1964 "Leonid Brezhnev becomes general secretary of the CPSU and leader of the Soviet Union, ousting Nikita Khrushchev."

    • October 14, 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km

    • October 14, 1966 The city of Montreal inaugurates the Montreal Metro.

    • October 14, 1966 The first day of operation of the Montreal subway operated by la Soci‚t‚ de Transport de la Communaut‚ Urbaine de Montr‚al (STCUM).

    • October 14, 1967 "Vietnam War: Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested in a blockade of the military induction center in Oakland, California."

    • October 14, 1968 "A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby."

    • October 14, 1968 First live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft Apollo 7.

    • October 14, 1968 Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas

    • October 14, 1968 In Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby

    • October 14, 1968 J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec

    • October 14, 1968 Jim Hines of the USA becomes the first man ever to break the ten second barrier in the 100 metres Olympic final at Mexico City with a time of 9.95 sec. He would be the only man to do so until 1983.

    • October 14, 1968 Vietnam War: 27 soldiers are arrested at the Presidio in San Francisco for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War.

    • October 14, 1969 Race riots in Springfield Mass

    • October 14, 1969 "The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalisation of the currency in 1971."

    • October 14, 1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

    • October 14, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - Lieutenant Pigeon - Mouldy Old Dough

    • October 14, 1973 Thailand's University Students protest for a democratic government; 77 are killed and 857 injured.

    • October 14, 1975 Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

    • October 14, 1976 "Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking"

    • October 14, 1977 Linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at the 74th World Series

    • October 14, 1978 "First TV movie from a TV series-""Rescue from Gilligan's Island"""

    • October 14, 1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretsky scores his First NHL goal

    • October 14, 1979 "The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. demands ""an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people,"" draws 200,000 people."

    • October 14, 1980 Pres nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

    • October 14, 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."

    • October 14, 1982 "6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea"

    • October 14, 1983 US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut

    • October 14, 1985 "On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7"

    • October 14, 1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

    • October 14, 1986 The IOC decides to stagger the Winter and Summer Olympic schedule

    • October 14, 1987 "In Midland, Tx 1®-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well"

    • October 14, 1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment

    • October 14, 1994 "Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize."

    • October 14, 1998 "Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia."

    • October 14, 2009 "A Zimbabwean court orders a senior MDC official, Roy Bennett, back to jail on terrorism charges."

    • October 14, 2009 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visits Turkey to attend a qualifying match between the nations for the FIFA World Cup. Turkish fans boo the Armenian anthem.

    • October 14, 2009 "Iraq's Human Rights Ministry announces at least 85,000 Iraqis have been killed by bombs, murders and fighting between 2004 and 2008."

    • October 14, 2009 "Irish bishops and politicians request the release of 79-year-old Michael Sinnott, saying he needs urgent medical attention."

    • October 14, 2009 "Korean founder and leader of the worldwide Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon, holds a mass wedding ceremony for some 1,000 couples near Seoul."

    • October 14, 2009 Negotiators in Honduras reach a deal to restore President Manuel Zelaya to office to end the political crisis in the country.

    • October 14, 2009 "Opposition politicians walk out of the Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, alleging vote rigging at the weekend's elections which saw the United Russia party winning nearly every poll."

    • October 14, 2009 "The Dow Jones closes above 10,000 points for the first time in more than a year."

    • October 14, 2009 "The kidnappers are identified as notorious pirates, not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as had been initially thought."

    • October 14, 2009 The Philippines asks the country's largest Muslim separatist group to help find and free the kidnapped Irish priest.

    • October 14, 2009 The United Nations warns that malnutrition is getting worse.

    • October 14, 2009 "Tim Berners-Lee issues an apology for the unnecessary ""//"" in URLs he designed for the World Wide Web."







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