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Notable Historical Events for October 14th

1973Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

1986Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

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

19704th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

1957Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.

1991NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

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

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

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

1884George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

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Notable Birthdays on October 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 14th

1914Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

1964Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

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

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

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

1961Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 14th

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

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

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