October 14th

Posted by cpatsat     Category: Education, Entertainment, On a Day like Today in History

A lot of things happened on this day in history. Here are just some! Enjoy!

1066
The battle of Hastings took place on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. The battle lasted all day and King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king, was killed and his troops were defeated by the Norman Forces of William the Conqueror.
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1822
Author Victor Hugo married Adele Foucher
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1912
Theodore Roosevelt was shot in Milwaukee, but finished his speech anyway!!!!
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1994
Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” film made its debut!

2012
Felix Baumgartner made the first jump 24 miles from the surface of the Earth, breaking the sound barrier.
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(Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-hastings, https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history, http://www.britannica.com/biography/Victor-Hugo, http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/tag/theodore-roosevelt, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/skydiver-breaks-sound-barrier-with-24-mile-jump, http://7-themes.com/6914573-felix-baumgartner-space.html