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Calendar for October 14th, 2012

1640s

  • Born 1644: William Penn (Quaker; founder of Pennsylvania, named in honor of his father)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1734: Francis Lightfoot Lee (American Revolutionary leader)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1873: Ray Ewry (track and field star)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. president)

  • Born 1894: e. e. cummings (poet)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Eugene Fodor (travel writer)

  • 1910s

  • 1912: While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former president Theodore Roosevelt was shot by William Schrank

  • Born 1916: Charles Everett Koop (U.S. Surgeon General)

  • 1920s

  • 1926: A. A. Milne's classic, Winnie-the-Pooh, was published

  • Born 1927: Roger Moore (actor)

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Girl Crazy by George Gershwin opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York

  • Born 1939: Ralph Lauren (designer)

  • 1940s

  • 1942: German U-boat sank passenger ferry S.S. Caribou in Cabot Strait

  • 1947: Charles Yeager, piloting a Bell X-1 jet, became the first person to break the sound barrier, reaching Mach 1.06

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Sheila Young (speed skater, cyclist)

  • Born 1952: Harry Anderson (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1977: Queen Elizabeth II began Canadian tour

  • Died 1977: Bing Crosby (singer)

  • Born 1978: Usher (singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Jordan Brower (actor)

  • 1987: Eighteen-month old Jessica McClure ("Baby Jessica") fell down an abandoned well in Midland, Texas

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Cleveland Amory (critic and animal rights activist)

  • 2000s

  • 2004: A Ghanaian-registered Boeing 747 cargo jet crashed and burned on take off from Halifax airport in eastern Canada

  • 2004: The Illinois Natural Resources Department confirmed that a 17-inch fish caught in Chicago's Burnham Harbor in Lake Michigan was an invasive snakehead, a feared Frankenfish known to eat native fish and compete with them for food

  • 2006: The United States Air Force Memorial was dedicated, Arlington, Virginia

  • Died 2009: Lou Albano (American professional wrestler, manager and actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Khagendra Thapa Magar, from Pokhara, Nepal, turned 18 years old and was certified by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest living man, at 26.4 inches tall.


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