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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A new border gate opens on the divided island of Cyprus, providing a seventh crossing point between the Turkish-controlled TRNC and the southern part of the country. //www.trtenglish.com/trtworld/en/newsDetail.aspx?HaberKodu=ec504012-5fe1-4d6d-b1a8-12f61dd32740 (TRT)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Korean founder and leader of the worldwide Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon, holds a mass wedding ceremony for some 1,000 couples near Seoul. //www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE59D1H720091014 (Reuters)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In Canada's 40th general election, the ruling Conservative Party gains 19 seats and wins another minority government. Stephen Harper is re-elected as Prime Minister. //www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081014/election2008_election_main_081014/20081014?s_name=election2008 (CTV News)
Canadian federal election, 2008: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is re-elected with a stronger minority government.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Al-habileen/lahij: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British colonial rule in South Yemen.
At least eight people including six tourists die when trapped by a flood in the Nam Talu cave in Khao Sok national park in southern Thailand. //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBKK8422320071014?feedType=RSSfeedName=topNews (Reuters)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

UN Secretary General Designate Ban Ki-Moon says the vote represents a strong and clear message and promises, if necessary, to visit North Korea to discuss the situation. //news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_6050000/newsid_6052300/bb_rm_6052304.stm (BBC)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 19–8 in Game 3 of Major League Baseball's American League Chionship Series. The game, which pushes the Yankees to a 3 games to 0 series lead, sets a record for longest 9 inning baseball game.
Arsenal lose for the first time in 49 league games, a national record, going down 2–0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Prince Norodom Sihamoni is chosen as the new king of Cambodia.

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.
Sniper – Terrorism: Trial of John Allen Muhammad, who is suspected of being the Washington DC serial sniper, begins. He pleads not guilty.//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3189026.stm

Monday, October 14, 2002

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

In Japan, Shin Kanemaru of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party resigns over receiving illegal payments from Sagawa Express.

Monday, October 14, 1991

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese opposition politician, won the Nobel Peace prize.

Sunday, October 14, 1990

Cold War: Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and reform his nation.
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 Callaghan announces his resignation as Leader of the BritishLabour Party.
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.
The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating Americanrailroads.

Sunday, October 14, 1979

A major gay rights march in the United States takes place in Washington, D.C., involving tens of thousands of people.

Sunday, October 14, 1973

Wednesday, October 14, 1970

The domestic SovietAeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
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.
The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the World Series, 9–3, to win the series 4 games to 1 for their 2nd World Chionship.
A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.

Monday, October 14, 1968

Vietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the United States Army and United States Marines will send about 24,000 troops back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours.

Saturday, October 14, 1967

Quebec Nationalism: René Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party.

Friday, October 14, 1966

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill creating the United States Department of Transportation.
The U.S. Congress passes a bill for the creation of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
ABC-TV 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 St. Louis Cardinals defeat the visiting New York Yankees, 7–5 to win the World Series in 7 games (4–3), ending a long run of 29 World Series appearances in 44 seasons for the Bronx Bombers (also known as the "Yankee Dynasty").
Harold Wilson becomes British Prime Minister after leading the Labour Party to a narrow election win over the Tory government of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, which had been in power for 13 years and had four different leaders during that time.
15Nikita Khrushchev is deposed as leader of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin assume power.
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.
American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States.
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.

Monday, October 14, 1963

A revolution starts in Radfan, South Yemen, against British colonial rule.

Friday, October 14, 1960

Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggests the idea for the Peace Corps of the United States.

Sunday, October 14, 1956

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Indian Untouchable leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
The RAF retires its last Lancaster bomber.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara depart from Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, enroute to Santiago de Cuba aboard the yacht "Granma" with 82 men.

Friday, October 14, 1955

Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam to be a republic with himself as its President and forms the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.
After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares its permanent neutrality.
The first footage of Elvis Presley is filmed as part of a film short about the Cleveland, Ohio, disc jockey Bill Randle.
Cardiff is announced as the capital city of the principality of Wales, within the United Kingdom.
ODECA secretariat inaugurated.

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.

Sunday, October 14, 1951

"I Love Lucy" makes its television debut on CBS.
Judy Garland begins her legendary concerts in New York's Palace Theatre.
Norethindrone, the progestin used in the oral contraceptive is synthesized by Luis E. Miramontes.
Organization of Central American States (ODECA) (Organización de Estados Centroamericanos) formed.
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan of Pakistan is assassinated.

Tuesday, October 14, 1947

The United States Air Forcetest pilot, Captain Chuck Yeager, flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time it has been accomplished

Monday, October 14, 1946

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

WWII: José P. Laurel takes the oath of office as President of the Philippines (Second Philippine Republic).

Wednesday, October 14, 1942

A German U-boat sinks the ferry "SS Caribou", killing 137.

Saturday, October 14, 1939

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Monday, October 14, 1935

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

Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" is released.

Sunday, October 14, 1923

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.

Sunday, October 14, 1888

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

The University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

Monday, October 14, 1878

The world's first recorded floodlit football fixture is played at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.

Sunday, October 14, 1866

French troops under the command of Rear Admiral Pierre-Gustave Roze land at Ganghwa Island, Korea as part of a punitive expedition against that kingdom for the execution of French Jesuit priests. It is the first military contact between Korea and a Western force.

Wednesday, October 14, 1863

American Civil War: Battle of Bristoe Station ndash Confederate General Robert E. Lee forces fail to drive the Union army out of Virginia.

Wednesday, October 14, 1840

Maronite leader Bashir Shihab II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.

Thursday, October 14, 1813

After a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, the municipality gives Simón Bolívar the title of "El Libertador".

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 (Polish 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

Seven Years' War: Battle of Hochkirch: Frederick loses a hard-fought battle against the Austrians under Marshal Leopold von Daun, who besieges Dresden.

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.
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.
An Agreement of Friendship and Trade is signed by the SultanOsman III and the King Frederick V. Denmark has appointed an extraordinary representative to the Ottoman Empire.

Wednesday, October 14, 1711

John Shore invents the tuning fork.

Saturday, October 14, 1651

Laws are passed in Massachusetts forbidding poor people from adopting excessive styles of dress.

Wednesday, October 5, 1468 (Julianian calendar)

The Treaty of Péronne is signed by Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and Louis XI of France.

Saturday, October 5, 1465 (Julianian calendar)

Wallachian voivode Radu cel Frumos, younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş, issues a writ from his residence in Bucharest
Revolt in Fez, Morocco, ousting the Maranid rulers and killing Jews.
Former King Henry VI of England is captured by Yorkist forces and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Queen consortMargaret of Anjou and the Prince of WalesEdward of Westminster had fled to France.
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.
c. 1080ndash1100 ndash Christ Pantokrator, mosaic in the central dome, church of the Dormition, Daphni, Greece, 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 Castle.
King Alfonso VI of León and Castile establishes Latin liturgy in the Catholic Church in place of the Mozarabic Rite.
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.
The Seljuq-led Turkish tribes began a massive attack against the Kingdom of Georgia.
The Battle on the Elster:ref name=Crusadeshistorian between the armies of the two rival brothers-in-law kings of the German states, Henry IV and Rudolf of Rheinfelden met at the Weisse-Elster River in the Great Saxon Revolt civil war of the Holy Roman Empire.

Saturday, October 12, 530 (Julianian calendar)

Brendan, Irish abbot, climbs to the top of Mount Brandon, to look for the Americas (approximate date).
Dioscorus is elected as antipope in the Lateran Palace but he dies within a month. Thus ending the schism.

Monday, October 14, 222

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.
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