Oct 14, 2017
October 14. In 1656, Massachusetts enacted punitive legislation against the Quakers, regarding them as politically subversive. (What???) In 1908, the Cubs clinched the World Series (and then waited 108 years to clinch another.) In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot in the chest while campaigning in Milwaukee. In 1926, Winnie the Pooh was published. In 1933, Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations. In 1943, prisoners of the Polish Sobibor extermination camp revolted against the Germans. (300 escaped, but only 50 survived the war.) In 1944, Athens was liberated by the British. In 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a Bell X-1 rocket plane. In 1962, US intelligence discovered Soviet missile sites in Cuba. In 1964, MLK, JR., received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966, Grace Slick debuted with the Jefferson Airplane. In 1968, Jim Hines became the first man to break 10 seconds in the 100-meter sprint. In 1979, 100,000 marched on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights. In 1982, President Reagan proclaimed a War on Drugs. Happy Birthday, Katherine Mansfield, e.e. cummings, Hannah Arendt, Katha Pollitt, Natalie Maines. It’s World Standards Day. Mission: Let’s raise ours in America.