What Happened On This Day In History?

Monday, October 14th 2019

Today is the 287th day of 2019.  There are 78 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1066
Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
1912
Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a scheduled speech.
1933
Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
1944
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
1960
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.
1964
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1968
The first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
1986
Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1991
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to achieve democracy in her homeland.
1996
Pop singer Madonna gave birth to a daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon.
1998
Federal authorities charged Eric Robert Rudolph, one of FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, with the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Notable Births

1890
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.

Notable Deaths

1977
Singer Bing Crosby died outside Madrid, Spain, at age 73.
1990
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.
1997
Novelist Harold Robbins died in Palm Springs, Calif., at age 81.
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