October 14 in History
|October 14th is…
Be Bald and Be Free Day
1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published.
1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland
1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series.
1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. Roosevelt still gave his scheduled speech with a fresh wound and bullet in his chest.
1947 – Captain Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 rocket-powered (and experimental) aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound over the high desert of Southern California.
1961 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway Musical) Opened on October 14, 1961 and Closed: March 6, 1965
1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for striving to end racial inequality through non-violence.
1972 – #1 Hit October 14, 1972 – October 20, 1972: Michael Jackson – Ben
1972 – Kung Fu premiered on ABC
1978 – Jimmy Carter helped launch the craft beer revolution by removing taxes for beer brewed at home for personal use.
1982 – President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the ‘War on Drugs’.
1994 – Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in establishing the Oslo Accords.
2000 – #1 Hit October 14, 2000 – November 10, 2000: Christina Aguilera – Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
2003 – The ‘Steve Bartman Incident‘ occurred during a Major League Baseball (MLB) in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series game played between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins. Chicago lost.
2007 – Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered on E!