Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today in History: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AP Highlight in History:
On Oct. 14, 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
On this date in:
1890Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.
1910Hall of Fame UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was born near Martinsville, Ind.
1933Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
1944German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
1947Air Force test pilot Charles E. Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier when he flew the experimental Bell X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1960Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy suggested formation of a Peace Corps during a talk at the University of Michigan.
1964Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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1968The first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
1977Singer Bing Crosby died at age 73.
1979Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored the first of his record 894 goals in a home game against the Vancouver Cancucks.
1986Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1987A 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well at a private day care center.
1990Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died at age 72.
1991Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
2006The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose punishing sanctions on North Korea for carrying out a nuclear test.
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi turns 53 years old today.
AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NameProfessionAge
Roger MooreActor87
John DeanFormer White House counsel76
Ralph LaurenFashion designer75
Cliff RichardSinger74
Justin HaywardRock musician (The Moody Blues)68
Harry AndersonActor ("Night Court")62
Greg EviganActor ("My Two Dads")61
Beth DanielGolf Hall of Famer58
Thomas DolbyRock singer, musician56
Natalie MainesCountry singer (Dixie Chicks)40
UsherR&B singer, actor36
Stacy KeiblerTV personality ("Dancing with the Stars")35
Jay PharoahActor, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")27
Actor Steve Coogan turns 49 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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