This day of history, Oct. 14, 2015

By: Ry' Dashia Walker :)

1066

Normans under William to Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hasting

1586

Mary, Queen of Scots, went on a trail in England, accused of committing teason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)

1912

Former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White house as progressive ("Bull moose") candidate went ahead with speech in Milwaukee after being shot in the chest by New York saloon keeper John Schrank, declaring, "It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose."

1939

A German U-boat torpedoed and anchored at Scapa Flow in Scotland Orkeney Islands; 833 of the more than 1,200 men aboard were killed.

1944

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committad suicide rather than face trail and certain excution for allegdly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.

1964

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev was toppled from power; he was succeeded by Leonid Brezhnev as First Secretary and by Alexei Kosygin as Premier.

1987

Singer Bing Crosby died outside Madrid, Spain, at age 74.

1987

A 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well at a private day care center; she was rescued on October 16.

1990

Composer- conducterLeoard Bernstien (BURN'-styn) died in New York at age 72.

1890

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.