Friday, December 1, 2023 (Week 48)

October 14 in History

What happened on October 14 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on october 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on october 14 in history.

Felix Baumgartner breaks the world record for highest manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and greatest free-fall velocity, parachuting from an altitude of approximately 24 miles (39km).
Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with the 1996 bombing during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; It was one of several bombing incidents Rudolph carried out to protest legalized abortion in the US.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for establishing the Oslo Accords and preparing for Palestinian Self Government.
Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop is overthrown and later executed by a military coup.
The British 50-pence coin enters the UK’s currency, the first step toward covering to a decimal system, which was planned for 1971.
US Defense Department announces 24,000 soldiers and Marines will be sent back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty.
Jim Hines, USA, breaks the “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint at the Olympics in Mexico City; his time was 9.95.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, opens its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.
Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Chinese Communist Forces begin to infiltrate the North Korean Army.
Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane.
German Field Marshal Rommel, suspected of complicity in the July 20th plot against Adolf Hitler, is visited at home by two of Hitler’s staff and given the choice of public trial or suicide by poison. He chooses suicide and it is announced that he died of wounds.
The Geneva disarmament conference breaks up as Germany proclaims withdrawal from the disarmament initiative, as well as from the League of Nations, effective October 23. This begins German policy of independent action in foreign affairs.
Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing “I Got Rhythm” during her Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Girl Crazy.
Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He is saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insists on finishing his speech.
Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.
Blackfeet Indians attack American Fur Company trappers near Montana’s Jefferson River, killing one.
Napoleon Bonaparte crushes the Prussian army at Jena, Germany.
Britain’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo is burned at Annapolis, Md.
The English Navy captures Barcelona in Spain.
Laws are passed in Massachusetts forbidding the poor to adopt excessive styles of dress.
William of Normandy defeats King Harold in the Battle of Hastings.