Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British
colonial rule in South Yemen
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Arsenal lose for the first time in 49 league games, a national record, going down 2–0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Steve Bartman incident – A Chicago Cubs fan, Steve Bartman intereferes with a foul ball leading to the Chicago Cubs losing to the Florida Marlins in Game 6 of the 2003 Major League Baseball NLCS.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to one, to win the National League Chionship Series and move on the World Series. They will play the Anaheim Angels, who defeated the Minnesota Twins four games to one to win the American League Chionship Series.
Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with four bombings (including the 1996 Olympic bombing) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday, October 14, 1992
Leonard Bernstein dies of a heart attack at his home in New York City at 72.
South Africa ends segregation of libraries, trains, buses, toilets, swimming pools, and other public facilities.
Wednesday, October 14, 1987
October 16 ndash The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child, Jessica McClure, falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.
Wednesday, October 14, 1981
Vice President Hosni Mubarak
is elected President of Egypt
1 week after Anwar Sadat's assassination.
Tuesday, October 14, 1980
James Hoskins forces his way into WCPO
's television studio in Cincinnati
, holding 9 employees hostage for several hours before releasing them and taking his own life.
A major gay rights march in the United States takes place in Washington, D.C., involving tens of thousands of people.
Wednesday, October 14, 1970
In Egypt, a referendum supports Anwar Sadat 90.04%.
A section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses into the river below, killing 35 construction workers.
A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor
Saturday, October 14, 1967
telecasts a highly acclaimed 90-minute television adaptation of the musical "Brigadoon
", starring Robert Goulet
, Peter Falk
, and Sally Ann Howes
. It wins many Emmy Awards
and inaugurates a short-lived series of special television adaptations of famous Broadway musicals on ABC. Goulet stars in all but one of these specials.
The city of Montreal inaugurates its metro system (see Montreal Metro).
Wednesday, October 14, 1964
The Labour Party wins the parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, ending 13 years of Conservative Party rule. The new prime minister is Harold Wilson.
Craig Breedlove's jet-powered car "Spirit of America" goes out of control in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
and makes skid marks 9.6 km long.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Indian Untouchable leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
Tuesday, October 14, 1952
The United Nations begins work in the new United Nations building in New York City, designed by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer.
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan of Pakistan is assassinated.
Tuesday, October 14, 1947
Saturday, October 14, 1944
WWII: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
Thursday, October 14, 1943
Wednesday, October 14, 1942
A German U-boat sinks the ferry "SS Caribou", killing 137.
Saturday, October 14, 1939
Saturday, October 14, 1933
Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Conference, after the U.S., the U.K. and France denied its request to increase its defense armaments uner the Versailles Treaty..
Thursday, October 14, 1926
Fourth tropical storm of the year, formed just north of Panama
Thursday, October 14, 1920
A peace treaty between the Soviet and the Finnish governments is concluded at Tartu
Saturday, October 14, 1916
Tuesday, October 14, 1913
An explosion at the Universal Colliery
, Senghenydd in South Wales kills 439 miners, the worst mining accident in the United Kingdom.
Louis Le Prince films the first motion picture: "Roundhay Garden Scene" in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK (followed by his movie "Leeds Bridge").
Seeking to extend Mahdist control over what is now southwestern Ethiopia, governor Khalil al-Khuzani is routed at the Battle of Guté Dili by an alliance of Shewan forces under "Ras" Gobana Dacche and Moroda Bekere, ruler of Leqa Naqamte. Only a handful, including Khalil, barely manage to flee the battle field.
Saturday, October 14, 1882
Wednesday, October 14, 1863
Wednesday, October 14, 1840
Thursday, October 14, 1813
Saturday, October 14, 1809
The Treaty of Schoenbrunn cedes the Illyrian provinces to France.
Tuesday, October 14, 1806
Battle of Jena-Auerstädt: Napoleon defeats the Prussian army of Prince Hohenlohe at Jena while Marshal Davout defeats the main Prussian army under the Duke of Brunswick, who is killed.
Thursday, October 14, 1773
The Komisja Edukacji Narodowej
for "Commission for the Education of the People"), formed in the Polish
-Lithuanian Commonwealth, is considered to be the first ministry of education in the history of mankind.
Saturday, October 14, 1758
Thursday, October 14, 1756
December ndash Seven Years' War ndash French and Indian War: Militias of the Royal Colony of North Carolina build a fort on the province's western frontier to protect it against natives allied with the French. The fort is named Fort Dobbs in honor of North Carolina Governor Arthur Dobbs, who persuaded the North Carolina legislature to fund the construction a year earlier.
Wednesday, October 14, 1711
Saturday, October 14, 1651
Laws are passed in Massachusetts
forbidding poor people from adopting excessive styles of dress.
Wednesday, October 5, 1468 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, October 5, 1465 (Julianian calendar)
Massive flooding in central and southern China
motivates the initial construction of hundreds of new bridges under the Ming Dynasty
Wednesday, October 6, 1322 (Julianian calendar)
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland
Thursday, October 8, 1080 (Julianian calendar)
William I of England
, in a letter, protests to the Pope that the King of England owes him no allegiance.
ndash Christ Pantokrator, mosaic in the central dome, church of the Dormition, Daphni
, is made.
The Song Dynasty Chinese polymath scientist and statesman Shen Kuo begins his defensive military caign against the Tanguts of the Western Xia Kingdom, successfully defending the invasion route to Yan'an.
Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, builds Devizes
The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
gains independence after its founder, Prince Ruben, succeeds in establishing his authority in the mountainous regions of Cilicia (approximate date).
The Almoravid emir, Yusuf ibn Tashfin, conquers Tanger, Badis and Hunayn.Picard C. (1997) "La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age". Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
Saturday, October 12, 530 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Callixtus I
is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere
after a 5-year reign in which he has stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil
, or wine
to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Urban I