Lost and Found – October 14th Edition

What to remember about October 14th…

Columbus Day – USA

  • 1066  Norman forces under William the Conqueror defeat the English forces at the Battle of Hastings; Anglo-Saxon rule ends in England with the death of King Harold II
  • 1780  Heavily outnumbered patriot force ambushes loyalists to win Battle of Shallow Ford in North Carolina
  • 1890  34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower is born in Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1908  Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers to win the World Series; team has won no championship since
  • 1912  Candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot during campaign appearance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947  American test pilot Captain Chuck Yeager is 1st to fly faster than the speed of sound
  • 1962  Cuban Missile Crises begins when aerial reconnaissance photos show Soviet missiles stationed on the island
  • 1964  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 2003  Steve Bartman catches foul ball leading to Cubs loss and continuation of the “Billy Goat Curse”


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