October 14

1066

The Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.

1933

Nazi Germany withdrew from the Geneva disarmament conference and the League of Nations.

1947

U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.

1964

Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.

1968

The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.

1990

Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.

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