October 14: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (October 14, 1633)
James II of England. photo source:

(October 14, 1888)
The Roundhay Garden Scene, directed by Louis Le Prince, is the first motion picture. It's thought to be the world's oldest film. photo source:

(October 14, 1964)
Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist preacher and social activist, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to civil rights and social justice. photo source:

(October 14, 1968)
The Apollo 7 crew broadcasts their first live television show from space. photo source:

(October 14, 1991)
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. photo source:

(October 14, 1994)
For their roles in the construction of the Oslo Accords and the shaping of future Palestinian self-government, Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. photo source:

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