DAY IN HISTORY
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