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October 14th, 1998 (October 14 1998)EventEric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
October 14th, 1994 (October 14 1994)EventPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize.Yitzhak Rabin Quotes
October 14th, 1982 (October 14 1982)EventU.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.Ronald Reagan Quotes
October 14th, 1981 (October 14 1981)EventCiting official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
October 14th, 1981 (October 14 1981)EventVice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
October 14th, 1979 (October 14 1979)EventThe first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. demands "an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people," draws 200,000 people.
October 14th, 1973 (October 14 1973)EventThailand s University Students protest for a democratic government; 77 are killed and 857 injured.
October 14th, 1969 (October 14 1969)EventThe United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalisation of the currency in 1971.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventVietnam War: 27 soldiers are arrested at the Presidio in San Francisco for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventVietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the United States Army and United States Marines will be sending about 24,000 troops back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventFirst live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft Apollo 7.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventA 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventJim Hines of the USA becomes the first man ever to break the ten second barrier in the 100 metres Olympic final at Mexico City with a time of 9.95 sec. He would be the only man to do so until 1983.
October 14th, 1968 (October 14 1968)EventThe rebuilt Euston station in London is opened.
October 14th, 1967 (October 14 1967)EventVietnam War: Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested in a blockade of the military induction center in Oakland, California.Joan Baez Quotes
October 14th, 1966 (October 14 1966)EventThe city of Montreal inaugurates the Montreal Metro.
October 14th, 1964 (October 14 1964)EventLeonid Brezhnev becomes general secretary of the CPSU and leader of the Soviet Union, ousting Nikita Khrushchev.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
October 14th, 1964 (October 14 1964)EventAmerican civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.Martin Luther Quotes
October 14th, 1962 (October 14 1962)EventCuban Missile Crisis begins: A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed.
October 14th, 1958 (October 14 1958)EventThe U.S. conducts an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site.
October 14th, 1958 (October 14 1958)EventThe District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
October 14th, 1957 (October 14 1957)EventQueen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
October 14th, 1949 (October 14 1949)EventEleven leaders of the U.S. Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.
October 14th, 1949 (October 14 1949)EventChinese Red Army occupies Canton (Guangzhou).
October 14th, 1947 (October 14 1947)EventChuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound, the first man to do so in level flight.Chuck D Quotes
October 14th, 1944 (October 14 1944)EventAllied troops land in Corfu.
October 14th, 1943 (October 14 1943)EventPrisoners at the Sobibor death camp in Poland revolt, resulting in the death of 11 SS. About half of the camp s 600 prisoners escape; about 50 survive the war.
October 14th, 1943 (October 14 1943)EventU.S. 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 Flying Fortresses during an assault on Schweinfurt.
October 14th, 1942 (October 14 1942)EventA German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137.
October 14th, 1940 (October 14 1940)EventBalham tube disaster during the Blitz.
October 14th, 1939 (October 14 1939)EventGerman U-Boat U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak.
October 14th, 1933 (October 14 1933)EventNazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations.
October 14th, 1926 (October 14 1926)EventThe children s book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published.
October 14th, 1925 (October 14 1925)EventAnti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
October 14th, 1920 (October 14 1920)EventPart of Petsamo province is ceded by Soviet Union to Finland.
October 14th, 1916 (October 14 1916)EventSophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.Paul Robeson Quotes
October 14th, 1916 (October 14 1916)EventThe Perm State University was founded in Russia.
October 14th, 1913 (October 14 1913)EventSenghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom s worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives.
October 14th, 1912 (October 14 1912)EventWhile campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank. With a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt still delivers his scheduled speech.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
October 14th, 1910 (October 14 1910)EventEnglish aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman biplane on Executive Avenue (now Pennsylvania Avenue) near the White House.
October 14th, 1888 (October 14 1888)EventLouis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.
October 14th, 1884 (October 14 1884)EventGeorge Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.
October 14th, 1882 (October 14 1882)EventUniversity of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
October 14th, 1867 (October 14 1867)EventThe 15th and last Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan.
October 14th, 1863 (October 14 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Bristoe StationConfederate General Robert E. Lee forces fail to drive the Union Army out of Virginia.
October 14th, 1843 (October 14 1843)EventThe British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O Connell for conspiracy.
October 14th, 1840 (October 14 1840)EventMaronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
October 14th, 1834 (October 14 1834)EventIn Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
October 14th, 1812 (October 14 1812)EventWork on London s Regent s Canal starts.
October 14th, 1806 (October 14 1806)EventBattle of Jena-Auerstadt France defeats Prussia
October 14th, 1805 (October 14 1805)EventBattle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria
October 14th, 1789 (October 14 1789)EventGeorge Washington proclaims the first Thanksgiving Day.George Washington Quotes
October 14th, 1773 (October 14 1773)EventThe first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
October 14th, 1773 (October 14 1773)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom s East India Company tea ships cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
October 14th, 1758 (October 14 1758)EventAustria defeats Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirk
October 14th, 1656 (October 14 1656)EventMassachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the ritual-free Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.
October 14th, 1586 (October 14 1586)EventMary I of Scotland goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth I of England Quotes
October 14th, 1582 (October 14 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 14th, 1322 (October 14 1322)EventRobert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland s independence.
October 14th, 1066 (October 14 1066)EventNorman Conquest: Battle of HastingsIn England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Saxon army and kill King Harold II of England.William King Quotes

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