Today In History – 14 October

Important Events

1066 Battle of Hastings: William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who is killed in the battle

1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence

1774 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia

1867 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan

1933 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations

1982 US President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs

Today In Film & Festival

1930 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin’s musical “Girl Crazy” starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

2007 “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

Today In Music

1938 “Big Noise from Winnetka” was recorded by Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats.

1939 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

Today In Sports

1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

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