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Notable Historical Events for October 14th

1964Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

1492Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

1978Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

1964Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1980Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

1960Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

2003Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

1991Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

1994Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

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Notable Birthdays on October 14th

1974Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, musician (Dixie Chicks)

1930Joseph-Desire Kuku NWZA Mobutu Sese Seko, President Zaire (1965-97)

1940Sir Cliff Richard, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, English rock vocalist (Suddenly)

1644William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1906Hannah Arendt, Hanover Germany, political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

1939Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1956Beth Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1888Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)

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Notable Weddings on October 14th

1961Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

2006"Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

1989Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

1961Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

1914Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

1913Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1964Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

1806German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

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Notable Deaths on October 14th

1944Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

1977Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

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