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1066 Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.
1908 The E.M. Forster novel A Room With a View was first published by Edward Arnold of London.
1912 Former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank. Despite the wound, Roosevelt went ahead with a scheduled speech, declaring, "It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose."
1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
1947 Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.
1961 The Frank Loesser musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Robert Morse as J. Pierrepont Finch, opened on Broadway.
1964 Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
In The Star
Oct. 14, 1938, in The Star: Anniston Mayor W. S. Coleman today received a letter from Sen. Lister Hill stating that the city’s long-sought municipal swimming pool has finally been approved as a WPA job. The WPA approved spending $69,467 for the project; the city won’t have to spend any more than $10,000. It’s hoped everything will be built and ready to use by next summer. Also this date: An Etude Club has been organized at White Plains High School under the direction of Mrs. Frank Butenschon, the club’s purpose being to promote better singing in the school. Willie Mae Amberson is the club’s president, Berd Brown is secretary and Helen Harris is reporter.
Oct. 14, 1988, in The Star: The Anniston YMCA is looking for a new leader with the today's departure of Executive Director Albert McWhorter after five years on the job. McWhorter, who announced his plans to YMCA Board President Rusty Jessup earlier this week, said this morning he was ready for a change and was no longer able to accomplish what he wanted at the Anniston facility. “Maybe you could call it a burnout situation on my part,” said McWhorter, 38. “I am leaving on a positive note. The YMCA is an organization that requires a lot of hard work and there are frustrations. We reached a stalemate about where we were going and it was time to make a change.” Jessup said the resignation was a mutual agreement between McWhorter and the board. Also this date: The Anniston Planning Commission last night approved plans for two Allstate Insurance agents to put a one-story office building on the northwest corner of 11th Street and Quintard Avenue. The office will take up one half of the property that had been occupied by a used car lot, but which has been vacant for several years.
Birthdays for October 14
Actor Roger Moore is 86. Classical pianist Gary Graffman is 85. Movie director Carroll Ballard is 76. Former White House counsel John W. Dean III is 75. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is 74. Singer-musician Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) is 67. Actor Harry Anderson is 61. Singer-musician Thomas Dolby is 55. Actress Lori Petty is 50. MLB manager Joe Girardi is 49. Country singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) is 39. Actress Skyler Shaye is 27. Actor-comedian Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) is 26.
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