Today in history – October 14, 2019

1066 – William, Duke of Normandy, better known as William the Conqueror, led his invading army to victory over England’s King Harold at Hastings.

1912 – Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for a return to office, was shot in Milwaukee. He refused to have the wound treated until he finished his speech.

1933 – Nazi Germany announced its withdrawal from the League of Nations.

1947 – Air Force test pilot Charles E. Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier when he flew the experimental Bell X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California.

1964 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1968 – The first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.