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Births, Deaths, and Events for 14 October

About This Day

     This is day 287 of the year 2019.
     There are 78 days left to 2019.

Thought For The Day

     "Democracy will continue as long as people have faith in the people they are going to elect next."



1633   James II - king of England (1685-88)
1644   William Penn - English Quaker & founder of PA
1712   George Grenville - British PM (1763-65)
1857   Elwood Haynes - auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos
1867   Masaoka Shiki - Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads)
1869   Joseph Duveen - England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
1882   Eamon DeValera - NY, Pres of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)
1888   Katherine Mansfield - New Zealand, writer (Aloe, Garden Party)
1890   Dwight D Eisenhower - Denison, TX (R) 34th Pres (1953-1961)
1893   Lillian Gish - Springfield, OH, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)
1894   e. e. cummings - Cambridge, MA, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)
1916   C. Everett Koop - surgeon general (1981-89)
1927   Roger Moore - London, England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint, James Bond)
1938   John Dean III - former White House counsel, Watergate figure
1939   Ralph Lauren - fashion designer (Chaps)
1940   Pat Finley - Asheville, NC, actress (Ellen Hartley - Bob Newhart Show)
1944   Udo Kier - Germany, actor (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)
1946   Justin Hayward - singer (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1952   Harry Anderson - Newport, RI, actor, comedian, magician (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)
1953   Greg Evigan - South Amboy, NJ, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear)
1958   Thomas Dolby - rocker (She Blinded Me With Science)
1959   A.J. Pero - Staten Island, NY, drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)



1944   Erwin Rommel - German Field Marshall (WW II-Africa), dies at 52
1959   Errol Flynn - actor, dies of a heart attack
1977   Bing Crosby - dies of a heart attack at 74, in Madrid, Spain
1983   Paul Fix - actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
1986   Keenan Wynn - actor (Dallas, Call to Glory, Last Precinct), dies at 70



   Be Bald and Free Day and National Dessert Day
1066   Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror wins England
1586   Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
1774   1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Philadelphia)
1806   Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
1834   1st black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
1843   British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
1867   15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
1884   George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1912   Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
1920   Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1922   1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
1933   Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
1934   "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres
1939   BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
1944   German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face trial for his part in an attempt to overthrow Hitler
1947   Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
1949   14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
1950   Reverand Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
1953   Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
1958   Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1960   Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1964   Martin Luther King, Jr., wins Nobel Peace Prize
1965   Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
1968   1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1969   Race riots in Springfield, MA
1971   2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
1975   President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
1976   Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
1978   1st TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
1980   President nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
1980   Bob Marley's last concert
1982   6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1983   US Marine peacekeeper Sgt. Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
1986   Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
1987   In Midland, TX, 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
1988   Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
1990   Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce



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