Good gosh on a hot plate y’all. We have a doozy of a day on our hands. Some say it’s a day that is destined to be remembered as a reoccurring moment of dizzying achievements in humanity. In the words of one of humanity’s most brilliant poets, “Today is gonna be the day…”
Oct 14, 1066: William of Normandy defeats King Harold in Battle of Hastings. This awesome tapestry was made to document the many things happening in the battle including an appearance by what would later be known as Halley’s comet! More on the Bayeaux Tapestry here.
Oct 14, 1890: Long before he was president he was just a new born, on this day specifically. Dwight Eisenhower is born.
Oct 14, 1912: President Teddy Roosevelt is shot during an assassination attempt while giving a public talk. He is wounded, but insisted on finishing the speech. Badass!
Oct 14, 1939: Ralph Lifshitz is born! He’d later change his name for Ralph Lauren and hang out with a bunch of reeeally hot people.
Oct 14, 1947: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier! Moving faster than the speed of sound, crazy man…crazy…
Oct 14, 1964: Martin Luther King Jr wins the Nobel Peace Prize!
Oct 14, 1968: The first telecast from Apollo 7 happens. Humanity communicates from the heavens in moving picture! Bonus points for showing the human spirit off from the cosmos with a smile, love wins again.
Oct 14, 1978: Usher is born. Theater attendants musta all had a bounce in their step on this day…
Clearly an important and impressive day, use it wisely.