The Republican Herald - - OPINION -

To­day is Sun­day, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2018. There are 78 days left in the year. 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 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 1926, “Win­nie- the- Pooh” by A. A. Milne was first pub

lished by Methuen & Co. of Lon­don.

In 1933, Nazi Ger­many an­nounced its with­drawal from the League of Na­tions.

In 1947, Air Force Capt. Charles E. “Chuck” Yea­ger be­came the first test pi­lot to break the sound bar­rier as he flew the ex­per­i­men­tal Bell XS- 1 rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named win­ner of the No­bel Peace Prize.

In 1977, singer Bing Crosby died out­side Madrid, Spain, at age 74.

In 1987, 18- month- old Jes­sica Mcclure slid 22 feet down a nar­row aban­doned well at a pri­vate day care cen­ter in Mid­land, Texas; she was res­cued Oct. 16.

Ten years ago, a grand jury in Or­lando, Florida, re­turned charges of first- de­gree mur­der, ag­gra­vated child abuse and ag­gra­vated man­slaugh­ter against Casey An­thony in the death of her daugh­ter, Caylee,

2. ( She was ac­quit­ted in July 2011.)

Five years ago, the Los An­ge­les Dodgers won their first game of the NL cham­pi­onship se­ries, beat­ing the St. Louis Car­di­nals 3- 0 in Game


One year ago, the death toll from wild­fires burn­ing in north­ern Cal­i­for­nia reached


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