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Notable Historical Events for October 14th

1978Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

1982President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1976Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

1964Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

1994Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1884George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

1957Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

19704th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

1986Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1990SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

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Notable Birthdays on October 14th

1906Hannah Arendt, Hanover Germany, political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

1888Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)

1940Sir Cliff Richard, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, English rock vocalist (Suddenly)

1930Joseph-Desire Kuku NWZA Mobutu Sese Seko, President Zaire (1965-97)

1956Beth Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1644William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1939Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1974Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, musician (Dixie Chicks)

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Notable Weddings on October 14th

1989Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

1806German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

1961Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

1914Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

2006"Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

1913Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1961Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

1964Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

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Notable Deaths on October 14th

1944Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

1977Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

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