On This Day: October 14th
This is 288th day of the year and 78 days remain 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.
October 14 BirthdaysDwight D. Eisenhower1890–1969, American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Texas; his nickname was “Ike.”
Ralph Laurenfashion designer
e. e. cummingspoet
William Edwards Demingmanagement consultant
William Pennfounder of Pennsylvania
James IIking of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Hannah Arendtpolitical theorist,