On This Day: October 14 – The New York Times – 2017

On This Day: October 14 – The New York Times

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Updated October 14, 2013, 2:28 pm

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On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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On Oct. 14, 1890, Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th United States president and highly respected American general, was born. Following his death on March 28, 1969, his obituary appeared in The Times.

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On Oct. 14, 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.
Hall of Fame UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was born near Martinsville, Ind.
Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
Air 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.
Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy suggested formation of a Peace Corps during a talk at the University of Michigan.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
Singer Bing Crosby died at age 73.
Hockey 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.
Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
A 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.
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died at age 72.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose punishing sanctions on North Korea for carrying out a nuclear test.

Historic Birthdays

Dwight David Eisenhower 10/14/1890 – 3/28/1969 34th president of the United States and supreme commander of World War II Allied forces in Europe.Go to obituary »

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Sir Peter Lely 10/14/1618 – 12/7/1680
English painter
James II 10/14/1633 – 9/16/1701
English king (1685-8)
William Penn 10/14/1644 – 7/30/1718
English Quaker and advocate for religious liberty; founded American colony of Pennsylvania
George Grenville 10/14/1712 – 11/13/1770
English first lord of the Treasury (1763-5)
Francis Lightfoot Lee 10/14/1734 – 1/11/1797
American revolutionary leader; signed Declaration of Independence
Ferdinand VII 10/14/1784 – 9/29/1833
Spanish king (1808, 1813-33)
Elwood Haynes 10/14/1857 – 4/13/1925
American industrialist
Eamon de Valera 10/14/1882 – 8/29/1975
Irish politician and patriot; prime minister (1932-48; 1951-4; 1957-9) and president (1959-73)
Lillian Gish 10/14/1893 – 2/27/1993
American actress
e. e. cummings 10/14/1894 – 9/3/1962
American poet

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