On October 14th...
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William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings,
assuring the conquest of England.
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated King
Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to
accept Scotland's independence.
1586 Mary Queen
of Scots went on trial for conspiracy against
1633 King James
II of England was born.
William Penn, the
founder of Pennsylvania, was born.
King Ferdinand VII of Spain was born.
Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Prussians at Jena and
Henry Blair became the first black to be
awarded a patent in the United States, for a corn
1867 The 15th
and last Tokugawa Shogun resigned in Japan.
Eamon de Valera, President of the Irish Republic,
George Eastman patented paper-strip
1890 Dwight David
President of the United States, was born.
Actress Lillian Gish was born.
Poet E.E. Cummings was born.
The Baseball Writers Association of
America was formed.
1912 Former President Theodore Roosevelt barely escaped an assassination
An explosion at the Senghenydd Colliery
killed 439 people, making it the United Kingdom's
worst coal mining accident ever.
1916 C. Everett
Koop, Surgeon General of the United States, was
1926 A.A. Milne's book Winnie the
Pooh was published.
1927 Actor Roger
Moore was born.
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, President of Zaire (as Mobutu Sese Seko), was born.
John Dean, White House counsel under Richard
Nixon, was born.
BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) was
1939 Fashion designer Ralph
Lauren was born.
Cliff Richard was born.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide.
Chuck Yeager became the first human to break the
Actor Harry Anderson was born.
Musician Thomas Dolby was born.
Actor Errol Flynn died.
The first live telecast from a manned U.S.
spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7 back to
1977 Singer Bing
Leonard Bernstein died.
Harold Robbins died.
Frankie Yankovic died.
Freddy Fender died.
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