TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2018. There are 78 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 14, 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
On this date:
■ In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)
■ In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a scheduled speech.
■ In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
■ In 1968, the first successful live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
One year ago: A truck bombing in Somalia’s capital killed more than 500 people in one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years. The board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revoked the membership of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after published reports about sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein. The death toll from wildfires burning in northern California reached 40; they were the deadliest group of simultaneous blazes in the state’s history.
Thought for Today: “Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel.” —E.E. Cummings, American poet (born this date in 1894, died 1962).