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Other Notable Events for October 14

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On this date in history:

In 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, better known as William the Conqueror, led his invading army to victory over England's King Harold at Hastings.

In 1322, Scotland's Robert the Bruce defeats King Edward II of England at Old Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 14

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Those born on this date include:

- King James II of England in 1633
- William Penn, the English Quaker who founded Pennsylvania, in 1644
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, World War II military leader/34th president of the United States, in 1890
- poet E.E. Cummings in 1894
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Le Duc Tho in 1911<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2018 with 78 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Regent's Canal

This Day in History, October 14

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On October 14th, 1812, work on Regent's Canal began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. -- Bill Shoemaker

Other Notable Events for October 13

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On this date in history:

In 1775, the Continental Congress ordered construction of America's first naval fleet.

In 1792, the cornerstone to the White House in Washington was laid. It would be November 1800 before the first presidential family -- that of John Adams -- moved in.

In 1903, the Boston Americans (later...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 13

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Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher in 1754
- editorial cartoonist Herbert Block in 1909
- former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1925
- Jesse L. Brown, the first African-American naval aviator, in 1926
- actor Melinda Dillon in 1939 (age 79)
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2018 with 79 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Battle of Queenston Heights

This Day in History, October 13

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On October 13th, 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. -- Henry Ford

Other Notable Events for October 12

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On this date in history:

In 1492, Christopher Columbus reached America, making his first landing in the New World on one of the Bahamas Islands. Columbus thought he had reached India.

In 1810, the citizens of Munich were invited to join in celebrating the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig or Bavaria to Princess Therese von ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Cronin in 1906
- comedian/activist Dick Gregory in 1932
- opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti in 1935
- R&B singer Sam Moore in 1935 (age 83)
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Melvin Franklin of the Temptations in 1942
- TV correspondent Chris...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2018 with 80 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

John Paul Jones, the first true naval hero.

This Day in History, October 12

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On October 12th, 1775, the United States Navy was formed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: In her diary, Anne Frank wrote, No one has ever become poor by giving.

Other Notable Events for October 11

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On this date in history:

In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world, the Juliana, started its run between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.

In 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in the U.S. Congress. Edison's device was issued U.S...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 11

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Those born on this date include:

- Clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759
- Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821
- food industry pioneer Henry John Heinz in 1844
- former first lady/author Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884
- writer Elmore...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2018 with 81 follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Pioneer 1

This Day in History, October 11

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On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.

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