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1979NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

1492Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

1991NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

1973Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

1991Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

1976Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

1958Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

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

1978NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

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

19704th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

1982President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1884George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

2003Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

1986Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)

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

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open

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

1986Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1964Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1964Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1949Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

1960Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

1980Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

1926Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

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

October 14th Historical Events
Date Event
530
Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope 
1066
Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II 
1322
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence 
1468
Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI 
1492
Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas) 
1529
Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna 
1586
Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth 
1700
Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem 
1745
French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland 
1758
Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia 
1773
The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland. 
1773
American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland. 
1774
1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia 
1805
Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria 
1806
Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians 
1812
Work on London's Regent's Canal starts. 
1834
First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter 
1834
In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings. 
1840
Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta. 
1843
British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy 
1862
Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18 
1862
Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9 
1863
Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties) 
1863
Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign) 
1865
Cheyennes & Arapahos sign "peace treaty" then chased out Colorado 
1867
15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan 
1882
University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan. 
1884
George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film 
1893
George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London 
1893
Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret 
1899
Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa 
1901
Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC 
1905
NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series 
1905
Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout 
1906
All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series 
1908
Baseball Writers Association of America forms 
1908
Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch 
1908
Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers 
1909
Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series 
1911
Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379) 
1912
Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee 
1912
Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government 
1913
Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives. 
1914
German troops occupy Brug 
1916
Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person. 
1916
The Perm State University was founded in Russia. 
1920
Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland 
1922
1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC 
1922
1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC 
1924
Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna 
1925
Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee) 
1926
AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released 
1926
Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark 
1929
Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series 
1929
Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning 
1930
Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy" 
1930
George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC 
1931
1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University 
1931
Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State 
1933
Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations 
1934
"Lux Radio Theatre" premieres 
1938
Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities 
1939
BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed 
1939
German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed 
1939
Sugar rationed in Netherlands 
1940
Balham tube disaster during the Blitz. 
1941
1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga 
1942
Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution 
1942
German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed 
1942
Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal 
1943
400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland 
1943
Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel) 
1943
Outbreak attempt in Sobibor concentration camp 
1943
US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt 
1944
Allied troops land in Corfu 
1944
British troops march into Athens 
1945
Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears 
1946
Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire 
1947
Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015) 
1947
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower 
1948
Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed 
1948
Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt 
1949
14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition 
1949
Chinese Red army occupies Canton 
1949
Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1950
Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison 
1951
Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams 
1951
Organization of Central American States forms 
1952
"Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances 
1953
1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service 
1953
Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die 
1953
Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr 
1953
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia 
1953
Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment 
1953
WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53 
1956
Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC 
1956
Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open 
1957
Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1 
1957
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne. 
1958
Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London 
1958
Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community 
1958
Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members. 
1959
WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen 
1960
Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK 
1961
"How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 perfs 
1961
14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England 
1962
Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17 
1962
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament 
1962
US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1963
Algeria & Morocco border conflict 
1963
WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins 
1964
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 
1964
Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart 
1964
Philips begins experimenting with color TV 
1964
Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches 
1964
Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev 
1965
Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km 
1965
Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0 
1966
175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam 
1966
Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer 
1968
1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7) 
1968
Beatles "White Album" completed 
1968
Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas 
1968
In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each 
1968
J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec 
1968
A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby. 
1968
The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened. 
1969
Palme government forms in Sweden 
1969
Race riots in Springfield Mass 
1969
T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1969
The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971. 
1970
4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins 
1970
Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92 
1970
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1971
2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances 
1971
John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show" 
1972
Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats 
1972
North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition 
1973
Egyptian tanks move further into Israel 
1973
Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic 
1973
Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him 
1974
8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich 
1975
Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside 
1976
Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30 
1976
Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman 
1976
Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking 
1977
Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series 
1977
Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro 
1978
1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island" 
1978
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1978
NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away 
1978
Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1 
1979
100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy 
1979
Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
1979
Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3 
1979
NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal 
1980
Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener 
1980
Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court 
1981
Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game 
1981
Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner. 
1982
6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea 
1982
Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total) 
1982
NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins 
1982
President Reagan proclaims war against drugs 
1983
Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard 
1983
US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut 
1984
"Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances 
1984
Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds 
1984
Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series 
1984
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open 
1985
19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins 
1985
On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7 
1986
Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize 
1986
IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule 
1986
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism) 
1986
Tim Kides of West NY, NJ performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15 
1987
In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well 
1987
St Louis Cards beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS 
1988
NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs) 
1988
Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize 
1988
Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16 
1989
Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consec World Series openers 
1989
Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards 
1990
Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship 
1990
SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35) 
1991
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize 
1991
NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal 
1992
Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant 
1992
Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant 
1994
Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres 
1994
Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus 
1995
Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds) 
1996
Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game 
1996
Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010) 
1996
Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds) 
1997
Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS 
1998
NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak 
1998
Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia. 
2003
Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series 
2012
20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria 
2013
Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices 
2014
Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize 
2016
Historic town swamped, 22 dead in North Carolina flooding 
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