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The 14t o October is the 287t day o the year (288t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 78 days bidin.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1066 - Norman forces unner William the Conqueror defeat Saxon forces unner Harold Godwinson in the Battle o Hastings.
- 1322 - Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II o Ingland at Byland.
- 1881 - Heymooth disaster: 189 fishermen are kilt in a storm aff Eyemouth on the east coast o Scotland.
- 1913 - The Senghennydd Colliery disaster in Wales kills 439 miners.
- 1915 - Warld War I: The Kinrick o Bulgarie jyns wi the Central Pouers.
- 1920 - Pairt o Petsamo Province is ceded bi the Soviet Union tae Finland.
- 1939 - Warld War II: German submarine U-47 sinks Breetish battleship HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, Orkney.
- 1944 - German general Erwin Rommel is forced tae commit suicide.
- 1947 - Pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the soond barrier.
- 1955 - Vienna's Burgtheater Theatre re-opens, efter Warld War II.
- 1962 - The Cuban Missile Creesis stairts: A U2 bomber taks fotos o Soviet nuclear wappens bein installed on Cuba.
- 1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1964 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev is removit in a coup.
- 1966 - The ceety o Montreal inaugurates its first Metro seestem.
- 1969 - The Unitit Kinrick introduces the new 50 pence coin.
- 1981 - Hosni Mubarak acomes Preses o Egyp.
- 1991 - Aung San Suu Kyi wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1994 - Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin an Shimon Peres win the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 2003 - Gyude Bryant acomes Interim Preses o Liberie.
- 2010 - Mark Rutte acomes Prime meenister o the Netherlands.
- 2010 - The Commonweel Gemmes in Delhi, Indie, end, wi a handower tae the 2014 host Glesga.
- 2012 - Felix Baumgartner jumps faster than the speed o soond ower Roswell, New Mexico.
- 2017 - A bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalie, kills at least 300 fowk in ane o the kintra's deadliest attacks.
- 2017 - A commercial flicht launds on the Sooth Atlantic isle o Saunt Helena for the first time.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1630 - Sophia o Hanover (d. 1714)
- 1633 - James VII, Keeng o Scots (d. 1701)
- 1712 - George Grenville, Prime Meenister o Great Breetain (d. 1770)
- 1784 - Ferdinand VII o Spain (d. 1833)
- 1873 - Jules Rimet, 3rd Preses o FIFA (d. 1956)
- 1882 - Eamon de Valera, Preses o Ireland (d. 1975)
- 1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34nt Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1969)
- 1894 - Heinrich Lübke, 2nt Preses o the Federal Republic o Germany (d. 1972)
- 1906 - Hannah Arendt, German poleetical filosofer (d. 1975)
- 1914 - Raymond Davis Jr., American pheesicist an chemist (d. 2006)
- 1927 - Roger Moore, Inglis actor (d. 2017)
- 1930 - Mobutu Sese Seko, Preses o Zaire (d. 1997)
- 1940 - Cliff Richard, Inglis sangster
- 1965 - Steve Coogan, Inglis actor, comedian an writer
- 1971 - Jyrki Katainen, umwhile Prime meenister o Finland
- 1978 - Usher, American rapper, sangster an dancer
- 1983 - Lin Dan, Cheenese badminton player
- 1989 - Mia Wasikowska, Australie actress
- 2001 - Rowan Blanchard, American actress
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1066 - Harold Godwinson, Saxon Keeng o Ingland (b. 1022)
- 1747 - Amaro Pargo, Spaingie corsair (d. 1678)
- 1944 - Erwin Rommel, German general (b. 1891)
- 1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian actor (b. 1909)
- 1977 - Bing Crosby, American sangster an actor (b. 1904)
- 1984 - Martin Ryle, Inglis astronomer (b. 1918)
- 1990 - Leonard Bernstein, American componer (b. 1918)
- 1999 - Julius Nyerere, Preses o Tanzanie (b. 1922)
- 2010 - Benoit Mandelbrot, French-American mathemateecian (b. 1924)
- 2012 - Arlen Specter, American politeecian (b. 1930)
- 2015 - Mathieu Kérékou, Preses o Benin (b. 1933)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
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