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This Day in History: October 14

October 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1884 - The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.
  2. 1888 - Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.
  3. 1926 - The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
  4. 1968 - The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A.
  5. 1968 - Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.
  6. Famous Birthdays: William Penn (English founder of Pennsylvania), E. E. Cummings (American poet), Ralph Lauren (American fashion designer), Ben Pridmore (World Memory Champion), Dwight D. Eisenhower (American general and 34th President of the United States)

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