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October 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 70 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1066
    Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings: In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England.
  • 1322
    Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence.
  • 1465
    Wallachian voivode Radu cel Frumos, younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş, issues a writ from his residence in Bucharest
  • 1582
    Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1656
    Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.
  • 1758
    Seven Years’ War: Austria defeats Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirch.
  • 1773
    The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1773
    Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company’s tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1805
    Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria.
  • 1806
    Battle of Jena–Auerstedt France defeats Prussia.
  • 1808
    The Republic of Ragusa is annexed by France.
  • 1812
    Work on London’s Regent’s Canal starts.
  • 1840
    The Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.
  • 1843
    The British arrest the Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Bristoe Station: Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee fail to drive the Union Army completely out of Virginia.
  • 1880
    Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • 1882
    University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
  • 1884
    The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.
  • 1888
    Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.
  • 1898
    The steamer ship SS Mohegan sinks after impacting the Manacles near Cornwall, United Kingdom, killing 106.
  • 1908
    The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.
  • 1910
    The English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • 1912
    While campaigning in Milwaukee, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.
  • 1913
    Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, occurs, and it claims the lives of 439 miners.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Kingdom of Bulgaria joins the Central Powers.
  • 1920
    Part of Petsamo Province is ceded by the Soviet Union to Finland.
  • 1925
    An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
  • 1926
    The children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
  • 1933
    Nazi Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and World Disarmament Conference.

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