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This Day in History for October 14

1834 – First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter.

1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.

1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” collection of 12 stories originally published serially in “The Strand Magazine”

1922 – 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue, NYC.

1922 – 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC.

1926 – A.A. Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” released.

1934 – “Lux Radio Theater” premieres.

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt.

1947 – Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

1952 – UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York.

1958 – The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

1960 – Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy in a speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba.

1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1966 – 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam.

1968 – 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)

1976 – Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to American economist Milton Friedman.

1982 – US President Ronald Reagan proclaims a war on drugs.

1996 – Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yards)

2014 – Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian’s planned lecture the following day.

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