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Monday, October 14th 2019

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


What Happened On This Day In History?

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.

Born on this day

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

Died on this day

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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