TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 14, 1066
Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1912
Former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive (“Bull Moose”) candidate, went ahead with a speech in Milwaukee after being shot in the chest by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank, declaring, “It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose.”
“Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne was first published by Methuen & Co. of London.
Air Force test pilot Charles E. (“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.
Singer Bing Crosby died outside Madrid, Spain, at age 74.