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10/14/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - October 14
Dwight D. Eisenhower34th U.S. President and WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th U.S. President and WWII General

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Today in History in 1773 The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland; in1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President and WWII general was born in Denison, Texas; and in 1926 AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" was released.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1492 - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
  • 1884 - George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
  • 1912 - Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • 1930 - Ethel Merman debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • 1960 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
  • 1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1964 - Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
  • 1968 - 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • 1978 - 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • 1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1994 - Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres
  • 2013 - Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices

3 - Lincolnton Animal Hospital - Generic

Famous Birthdays

  • 1644 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)
  • 1734 - Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1888 - Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)
  • 1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas
  • 1893 - Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), (d. 1993)
  • 1894 - E.E. Cummings (Edward Estlin), Cambridge Massachusetts, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)
  • 1939 - Ralph Lauren, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

  • 1806 - German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
  • 1913 - Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 - Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford
  • 1923 - "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona
  • 1961 - Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)
  • 1961 - Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas
  • 1961 - Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis
  • 1964 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
  • 1989 - Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1995 - "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • 2000 - Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 - Inspirational speaker Anthony Robbins (41) weds Sage Bonnie Humphrey
  • 2001 - Actor Breckin Meyer (27) weds "Can't Hardly Wait" director Deborah Kaplan in Malibu
  • 2006 - Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2006 - "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Famous Divorces

  • 1988 - Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment
  • 1990 - Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1790 - William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 48
  • 1911 - John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • 1944 - Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52
  • 1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian-born US actor (Captain Blood), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1977 - Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1983 - Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
  • 1984 - Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
  • 1997 - Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
  • 2006 - Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)

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