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October 14th History

October 14 History

1791 - The Society of United Irishmen is set up in Belfast to demand rights for Catholics

1893 - The first musical comedy, The Gaiety Girl, is performed in London

1912 - President Theodore Roosevelt is shot in an attempted assassination

1913 - An explosion at Universal Colliery in South Wales kills 439 miners  - Britain's worst mining disaster.

1939 - 810 die as The Royal Navy battleship Royal Oak is torpedoed and sinks in Scapa Flow

1973 - Egypt and Syria invade Israel as the nation celebrates the holy Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

1976 - Death of Dame Edith Evans, British stage actress.

1997 - Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Amritsar in Punjab, India, and spend time at Jallianwala Bagh and the Golden Temple complex.

2010 - French-American mathematician and father of fractal geometry BenoƮt Mandelbrot dies, aged 85.

2012 - Human breaks sound barrier