eso ha pasado un 14 Octubre

1066 : Battle of Hastings

On October 14, 1066, King Harold II of England was defeated and killed by the Norman troops of the Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror near the town of Hastings. William the Conqueror had arrived two weeks earlier with 7000 men to claim the English throne. He became the first Norman king of England on December 25, 1066.

1943 : Uprising in the Sobibor extermination camp

On October 14, 1943, 600 prisoners of the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolted against their Nazi guards and half of them managed to escape to the forest nearby. Only 50 to 70 of them survived until the end of the war. Following the uprising, the camp, where 250,000 Jews and Soviet POWs were gassed, was razed.

1944 : Rommel is asked to commit suicide

On October 14, 1944, Marshal Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox because of his successes in North Africa, was asked to commit suicide if he wanted to avoid a trial for treason because of the contacts he had with the plotters of the attack against Hitler. This magnanimity was granted because of his actions during the war and his immense popularity. He had thus a state funeral and everyone thought he had died of the wounds he received when his vehicle was bombed by the British.

1964 : Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize

On October 14, 1964, African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle against racial prejudice in the United States. He was only 35 years. Its peaceful marches and calls for civil disobedience made ​​him win popular and political successes and helped to change laws.

Cita del día : 14 Octubre

Erwin Rommel
Sweat saves blood.

Cumpleaños : 14 Octubre

Joseph Plateau, Físico belgo (1801)
Katherine Mansfield, Escritora de Nueva Zelanda (1888)
Dwight D. Eisenhower, General estadounidense, 34o presidente de Estados Unidos (1890)
Lillian Gish, Actriz americana (1893)
E. E. Cummings, Poeta americano (1894)
Lê Đức Thọ, Político vietnamito, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1911)
Raymond Davis, Jr., Químico y físico estadounidense, Premio Nobel de Física (1914)
Roger Moore, Actor inglés (1927)
Mobutu Sese Seko, Presidente de Zaire (1965-1997) (1930)
Anatoly Larkin, Físico americano ruso (1932)
Ralph Lauren, Diseñadora de moda estadounidense (1939)
Cliff Richard, Cantante inglés (1940)
Mohammad Khatami, 5o presidente de Irán (1943)
Justin Hayward, Músico inglés (Moody Blues) (1946)
Greg Evigan, Actor americano (1953)
David Kaye, Actor canadiense (1964)
Gérald de Palmas, Cantante francés (1967)
Alexandra Lamy, Actriz francesa (1971)
Jessica Drake, Actriz porno estadounidense (1974)
Usher , Cantante americano (1978)
Vanessa Lane, Actriz porno estadounidense (1983)
Alexandra Krosney, Actriz americana (1990)

Nos han dejado un 14 Octubre

Erwin Rommel, Mariscal de campo alemán (1944)
Errol Flynn, Actor australiano (1959)
Paul Ramadier, Político francés (1961)
Marcel Aymé, Escritor francés (1967)
Edith Evans, Actriz inglesa (1976)
Bing Crosby, Actor y cantante americano (1977)
Martin Ryle, Astrónomo inglés, Premio Nobel de Física (1984)
Leonard Bernstein, Compositor americano (1990)
Harold Robbins, Escritor americano (1997)
Raymond Pellegrin, Actor francés (2007)
Simon MacCorkindale, Actor inglés (2010)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed