October 14 Events in History - October 14 Birthdays - October 14 Deaths
2014 A second Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, is diagnosed with Ebola a day after flying from Cleveland to Dallas; the Centers for Disease Control gave her approval to fly despite her symptoms
2014 Facebook and Apple are offering to pay the costs of freezing the eggs of female employees covered by the companies' insurance plans; the companies see the offering as a way to help women focus on their careers if they wish to delay motherhood
2013 Three American economists win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences: Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller
2013 Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport investigate the explosion of the second dry ice bomb in two days on the premises; no one was injured and no arrests were made
2012 Sisters Eva Hoffe and Ruth Wiesler, who inherited valuable documents belonging to Franz Kafka and his colleague Max Brod are ordered to turn the documents over to the National Library in Tel Aviv
2012 Australian daredevil Felix Baumgartner breaks the world record for human ascent by balloon by space diving 128,100 feet out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon over Roswell, New Mexico
2011 A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
2011 Spain's credit receives a negative outlook from Standard &: Poor's, with their ranking reduced to AA-
2010 Known as Africa's female Mandela, Victoire Ingabire, Rwanda's opposition leader, is arrested on charges of forming a terrorist organization
2010 Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order'
2009 U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a 'critical milestone' by President Obama
2009 A new kind of flying reptile fossil, Darwinopterus, lived over 160 million years ago, is found in China
1998 New York Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
1997 Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS
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 yards)
1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
1994 Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres
1994 Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
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
1991 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 New York Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal
1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
1990 Jeff Goldblum and wife Geena Davis file for divorce
1990 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Atlanta (45-35)
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
1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
1988 New Jersey Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
1988 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1987 In Midland, Texas 1 -year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
1987 St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter and Summer Olympic schedule
1986 Tim Kides of West New York, New Jersey performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
1985 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7
1984 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City after 24 performances
1984 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yards
1984 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
1983 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
1983 U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sergeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
1982 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
1982 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
1980 Bob Marley's last concert
1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
1980 President nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
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
1978 1st TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1978 New York Yankee Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and 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
1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
1976 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives New York Yankees pennant #30
1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
1976 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
1975 President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
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
1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
1971 John and Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
1969 T Agee and Ed Kranepool home run, Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win 5-0
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1968 1st live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1968 Beatles "White Album" completed
1968 Gruener and Watson (U.S.) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos and Padres choose 30 players each
1968 J R Hines of U.S. runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
1966 175 U.S. airplanes bomb North Vietnam
1966 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize
1964 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV
1964 Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs runs on back-to-back pitches
1964 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
1963 Algeria and Morocco border conflict
1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (ABC) begins
1962 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs New York Titans 56-17
1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
1962 U.S. U-2 planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St. New York City for 1415 performances
1961 14th Ryder Cup: U.S., 14 -9 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, England
1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
1960 Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy
1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
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 New York City
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning," premieres in New York City
1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
1954 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
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, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 7 performances
1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs Los Angeles Rams
1951 Organization of Central American States forms
1950 Reverend Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
1949 14 U.S. Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
1949 Chinese Red army occupies Canton
1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 Batavia lieutenant governor general Of Mook dismissed
1948 Large scale fighting between Israel and Egypt
1947 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
1947 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
1946 Netherland and Indonesia sign cease fire
1945 Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears
1944 Allied troops land in Corfu
1944 British troops march into Athens
1943 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland
1943 Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/president Jose Laurel)
1943 Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp
1943 U.S. 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 during assault on Schweinfurt
1942 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
1942 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
1942 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1941 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk and Riga
1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
1939 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
1939 Sugar rationed in Netherlands
1938 Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
1934 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres
1933 Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
1931 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
1931 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church and State
1930 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
1930 George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in New York City
1929 Philadelphia 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
1926 Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released
1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
1925 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
1924 Arnold Schonbergs opera "Die Gluckliche Hand," premieres in Vienna
1922 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue New York City
1922 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in New York City
1920 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1914 German troops occupy Brug
1913 Explosion in coal mine at Cardiff kills 439
1912 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game 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
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
1905 New York Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1901 Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King," premieres in New York City
1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
1893 George Edwardes "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
1893 Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
1884 George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1867 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
1865 Cheyennes and Arapaho's sign "peaces treaty" then chased out Colorado
1863 Battle at Bristoe Station Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
1863 Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)
1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting home run, dies 10/18
1862 Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
1843 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
1834 1st black to obtain a U.S. patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
1806 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
1774 1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights, Philadelphia
1774 1st American colonial decl of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart
1758 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
1745 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
1700 Rabbi Judah Hasid and Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
1586 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
1529 Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna
1492 Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion
1468 Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute and French king Louis XI
1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
1066 Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror wins England
530 [Discorus] ends his reign as Catholic Pope