This was 288th day of the year and 78 days remained in the year.
The Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.
The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.
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