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Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 14, 2021

Born

  • William Penn (Quaker; founder of Pennsylvania, named in honor of his father)
  • Francis Lightfoot Lee (American Revolutionary leader)
  • Sir Edward Sabine (astronomer)
  • Ray Ewry (track and field star)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. president)
  • e. e. cummings (poet)
  • Eugene Fodor (travel writer)
  • Charles Everett Koop (U.S. Surgeon General)
  • Roger Moore (actor)
  • Ralph Lauren (designer)
  • Sheila Young (speed skater, cyclist)
  • Harry Anderson (actor)
  • Usher (singer)
  • Jordan Brower (actor)

Died

  • Bing Crosby (singer)
  • Cleveland Amory (critic and animal rights activist)
  • Lou Albano (American professional wrestler, manager and actor)

Events

  • While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former president Theodore Roosevelt was shot by William Schrank
  • First contingent of Canadian Expeditionary Force arrived in England, during WWI
  • Poland presented 5.5 million goodwill signatures to the United States for 150th anniversary of American independence
  • A. A. Milne’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh, was published
  • Girl Crazy by George Gershwin opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York
  • German U-boat sank passenger ferry S.S. Caribou in Cabot Strait
  • Charles Yeager, piloting a Bell X-1 jet, became the first person to break the sound barrier, reaching Mach 1.06
  • Queen Elizabeth II began Canadian tour
  • Eighteen-month old Jessica McClure (Baby Jessica) fell down an abandoned well in Midland, Texas
  • 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
  • A Ghanaian-registered Boeing 747 cargo jet crashed and burned on take off from Halifax airport in eastern Canada
  • The United States Air Force Memorial was dedicated, Arlington, Virginia
  • 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.
  • Video tweet was posted of a miniature horse seen in the back seat of a neighboring car in Iowa

Weather

  • Hail in southern Oklahoma caused major crop and property damage
  • The first regularly scheduled television weathercast was seen on WNBT (later, WNBC) in New York City.
  • Albany, New York, had a temperature of 21 degrees F

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