14 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King James II of England, 1633
  • William Penn, 1644
  • King Ferdinand VII Spain, 1784
  • Katherine Mansfield, 1888
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890
  • Lillian Gish, 1893
  • e.e.cummings, 1894
  • Eugene Fodor, 1905
  • Hannah Arendt, 1906
  • C. Everett Koop, 1916
  • Roger Moore, 1927
  • Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930
  • John Dean, 1938
  • Ralph Lauren, 1939
  • Cliff Richard, 1940
  • Craig Venter, 1946
  • Justin Hayward, 1946
  • Harry Anderson, 1949
  • Greg Evigan, 1953
  • Thomas Keller, 1955
  • Thomas Dolby, 1958

Died On This Day:

  • King Harold II killed, 1066
  • Josh Billings, 1885
  • Erwin Rommel suicide, 1944
  • Errol Flynn, 1959
  • Dame Edith Evans, 1976
  • Bing Crosby, 1977
  • Keenan Wynn, 1986
  • Leonard Bernstein, 1990
  • Harold Robbins, 1997
  • Cleveland Amory, 1998
  • Julius Nyerere, 1999
  • Freddy Fender, 2006

Today's Events:

  • 1066 - Battle of Hastings-Normans under William I (Conqueror) beat English under Harold II in Sussex.
  • 1663 - Gentile Samuel Pepys visits London synagogue and reports Jews said prayer for King Charles II who let them back in country in June, 1656.
  • 1806 - Victory of French under Napoleon over Prussians in Battle of Jena and Auerstadt.
  • 1834 - Henry Blair of Glenross, MD. receives patent on corn planter. First Black man to get patent.
  • 1912 - Teddy Roosevelt target of unsuccessful assassination attempt; shot at short range in Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1916 - Long Jim Barnes of Philly is first to win PGA (Professional Golfers Assn) tournament.
  • 1918 - Thomas Masaryk becomes president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1926 - 'Winnie the Pooh' first published.
  • 1947 - Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier in a Bell X-1 U.S. Army rocket plane at Edwards AFB.
  • 1955 - Province of West Pakistan established.
  • 1961 - 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' starts 1,417 performance run in NY.
  • 1964 - Martin Luther King awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1974 - United Nations recognizes Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1982 - 5,837 couples get married in mass marriage in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2009 - Rev. Sun Myung Moon, 89, of the Unification Church marries ten thousand couples from more than 100 countries in Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012 - Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner, 43, falls to earth from 24 miles high; first human to break sound barrier.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Justus of Lyon
  • Callistus I

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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