TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Texarkana Gazette - - RECORDS - —THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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).

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