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October 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 14

October 14th is known as International Top Spinning Day and Be Bald and Be Free Day.

This day marks the 287th day of 2021, and there’s only 78 days left of the year.

People who were born on October 14th all share the Libra star sign.

You’ll be amazed when you see what we have in store for you on this special day.

Did you know that on this day in 1979, the first LGBT civil rights march took place in Washington D.C.? Up to 125,000 people joined the parade, and it was broadcast live on several National Public Radio affiliates.

Keep reading for more facts about October 14th in history!

What Happened On October 14 In History?

2007

American reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” aired for the first time on the E! Network.

1994

NASA’s space probe Magellan burned in the Venus atmosphere.

Magellan's main job was to map out the planet and it successfully carried out the mission before losing contact.
Source NASA
1979

Up to 125,000 people marched in the first LGBT civil rights march in Washington D.C.

1968

Queen Elizabeth II officially reopened London’s Euston Railway Station.

The sooty, dilapidated station closed down in 1953 for a complete refurbishing, expansion, and modernization that took 6 years to complete.
1964

African American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.

He was just 35 years and the youngest person to ever win the prize at that time.
1957

Queen Elizabeth II personally opened the 23rd parliamentary session in Canada; a first and only time for her.

1947

US Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first ever person to break the speed of sound, flying the Bell X-1 at 662 miles per hour.

OTD in 1947: US Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first ever person to break the speed of sound
The feat was not publicly announced until June the following year.
1940

The Blitz bombing of London’s Balham Tube Station was bombed, killing over 60 people.

After the blast the water mains were damaged, and a tunnel was filled with water. Some 300 escaped but up to 68 people died mostly from drowning.
1926

The original “Winnie the Pooh” novel written by A. A. Milne was released.

1892

The detective novel “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle was published.

The short stories series was first published in The Strand Magazine.
1884

Inventor George Eastman patented his 35mm photographic film in the US.

1066

William the Conqueror defeated English forces at The Battle of Hastings.

OTD in 1066: William the Conqueror defeated English forces at The Battle of Hastings.
His Norman army defeated the local English Anglo-Saxon forces while killing their king, Harold II, in the process. Up to 25,000 men were lost. It was a pivotal battle that started the Norman domination of the island.

Did you know that on this day, October 14th 1979, the first LGBT civil rights march took place in Washington D.C.?