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This Day in History for October 14 – Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier and More


Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, clinching their last World Series to date (More info)

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded (More info)

1947 – US Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound (More info)

1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights (More info)

1979 – The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. draws 200,000 people (More info)

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