TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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.”

1926

“Win­nie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne was first pub­lished by Methuen & Co. of London.

1947

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.

1977

Singer Bing Crosby died out­side Madrid, Spain, at age 74.

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