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Today in History

October 14


1912   President Theodore Roosevelt is shot. He still delivers his speech with the bullet still inside him.

1926   The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh is first published.

1947   Chuck Yeager pilots the first level flight faster than the speed of sound.

1962   Cuban Missile Crisis begins when photos are taken of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed in Cuba.

1964   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1968   James Hines is the first man to break the ten second barrier in the 100 meters

Famous Birthdays:

1644   William Penn (Founder of Pennsylvania)

1890   Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th US President)

1910   John Wooden (UCLA Basketball Coach)

1927   Roger Moore (Actor - James Bond)

1939   Ralph Lauren (Fashion Designer)

1978   Usher (Singer)

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