Historical Events on 14th October

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530 - Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
1066 - Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
1322 - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
1468 - Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI
1492 - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
1529 - Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna
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.
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 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 black to obtain 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 - Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
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 & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
1882 - University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman 1884 - George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1893 - George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
1893 - Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
1901 - Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC
1905 - NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
1905 - Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1906 - All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1908 - Baseball Writers Association of America forms
1908 - Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
1908 - Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
1909 - Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
1911 - Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
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
1924 - Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
1925 - Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
Author A.A. MilneAuthor A.A. Milne 1926 - AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released
1926 - Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
1929 - Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
1929 - Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
1930 - Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
1930 - George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
1931 - 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
1931 - Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
1933 - Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 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
1939 - Sugar rationed in Netherlands
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 - 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland
1943 - Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel)
1943 - Outbreak attempt in Sobibor concentration camp
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)
1947 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general 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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles 1949 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 - Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
1951 - Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
1951 - Organization of Central American States forms
1952 - "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
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
1953 - WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
1956 - Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC
1956 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
1957 - Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1957 - Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1958 - Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London
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.
1959 - WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1960 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1961 - "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 perfs
1961 - 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
1962 - Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
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
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1963 - WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
1964 - Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 - Philips begins experimenting with color TV
1964 - Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
1964 - Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
1965 - Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
1965 - Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 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 - Beatles "White Album" completed
1968 - Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
1968 - In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
1968 - J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
1968 - A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
1968 - The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened.
1969 - Palme government forms in Sweden
1969 - Race riots in Springfield Mass
1969 - T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
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.
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 1970 - 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
1970 - Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
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
1971 - John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
1972 - Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
1973 - Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1973 - Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1974 - 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
1975 - Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
1976 - Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30
1976 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
1976 - Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
1977 - Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
1977 - Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
1978 - 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
1978 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1978 - NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
1978 - Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
1979 - 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
1979 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1979 - Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
1979 - NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1980 - Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
1980 - Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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 the 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
1982 - Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
1982 - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1982 - President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1983 - Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
1983 - US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
1984 - "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
1984 - Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
1984 - Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
1985 - 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
1985 - On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7
Author Elie WieselAuthor Elie Wiesel 1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
1986 - IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
1986 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)
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
1987 - St Louis Cards beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
1988 - NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
1988 - Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1988 - Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16
1989 - Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consec World Series openers
1989 - Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
1990 - Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 1990 - SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
1991 - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal
1992 - Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
1994 - Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres
1994 - Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 1995 - Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
1996 - Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
1996 - Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

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