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TODAY in HISTORY: October 14


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Oct14  

 

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1912 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot by a would-be assassin in Milwaukee. He was saved by his thick coat and a bundle of paper in his breast pocket.

 

1964 - U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

1977 - The American actor and singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack. He was remembered for his "Road to ..." films with Bob Hope and his version of the song "White Christmas".

 

1998 - Nigeria's exiled Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka returned home, nearly four years after fleeing the military dictatorship he vigorously opposed.

 

2001 - Two days of anti-American riots in the northern Nigerian city of Kano ended. At least 200 people died in the riots, in which churches, mosques and shops were set on fire.

 

2002 - Britain suspended Northern Ireland's power-sharing government after a spying row threw the fledgling peace process into its worst political crisis since 1998's peace accord.

 

2003 - Moktar Ould Daddah, Mauritania's first president, died. He took power on independence from France in 1960.

 

2005 - English actor Daniel Craig was named as the new movie James Bond, ending months of speculation over who would take over from Pierce Brosnan.

 

2006 - Grammy Award-winning singer Freddy Fender, whose country and Hispanic-flavoured music reached across ethnic boundaries to find a broad audience, died of cancer. He was 69.

 

2014 - In UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania, riots erupt after a drone carrying the flag of Greater Albania is flown over the field.

 

2017 - Car bomb kills hundreds in Mogadishu, Somalia.
 

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