1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots went on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England on the 14th October 1586.
1884 – George Eastman the American inventor received a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film on the 14th October 1884.
1888 – Louis Le Prince filmed the 1st motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene on the 14th October 1888.
1926 – The Winnie-the-Pooh children’s book by A. A. Milne was first published on the 14th October 1926.
1939 ~ Ralph Lauren the American fashion designer and business executive was born Ralph Lifshitz in New York City on the 14th October 1939. Ralph Lauren is best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. In September 2012, Forbes estimated Ralph Lauren’s wealth at $6.5 billion dollars, making him the 162nd richest person in the world.
1940 ~ Cliff Richard the English singer and actor was born in Lucknow, India on the 14th October 1940. Cliff Richard official website: www.CliffRichard.org | Cliff Richard Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SirCliffRichard
1946 – Justin Hayward the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Moody Blues was born on the 14th October 1946.
1946 – Dan McCafferty the Scottish singer-songwriter from Nazareth was born on the 14th October 1946.
1947 – Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flew Glamorous Glennis, a Bell X-1 rocket powered aircraft, faster than the speed of sound over the high desert of Southern California on the 14th October 1947.
1948 – Marcia Barrett the Jamaican-English singer from Boney M was born on the 14th October 1948.
1965 – Steve Coogan the English actor was born on the 14th October 1965.
1968 – The Apollo 7 made the 1st live telecast from a manned spacecraft on the 14th October 1968.
1968 – An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter Scale destroys the Australian town of Meckering, Western Australia, and it also ruptures all nearby main highways and railroads on the 14th October 1968.
1972 ~ Kung Fu the American television series starring David Carradine was first broadcast on the 14th October 1972, to the 16th April 1975.
1982 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed War on Drugs on the 14th October 1982.
1985 ~ The Whole of The Moon song by The Waterboys (written by the lead singer Mike Scott) was released on the 14th October 1985.
2012 – FELiX BAUMGARTNER jumped from the stratosphere to break the world record for the highest freefall jump, at an altitude of 39,068 meters (128,18 ft) on the 14th October 2012.
Today in History for October 14th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…