Monday, October 14th 2019
Today is the 287th day of 2019. There are 78 days left in this year.
Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a scheduled speech.
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.
The idea of a Peace Corps was first suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students 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.
Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to achieve democracy in her homeland.
Pop singer Madonna gave birth to a daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon.
Federal authorities charged Eric Robert Rudolph, one of FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, with the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.
Singer Bing Crosby died outside Madrid, Spain, at age 73.
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.
Novelist Harold Robbins died in Palm Springs, Calif., at age 81.