Daily Archives: October 14, 2012

Former President Theodore Roosevelt shot while campaigning for third term 100 years ago this hour (1912)


Video: 'Great Moments from the Campaign Trail - The Bull Moose'

(Monday, October 14, 1912, shortly before 8 p.m. local time, during the 1912 presidential campaign) — Former President Theodore Roosevelt, running for a third term as the candidate of the Progressive Party, was shot in the chest today by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank as he prepared to give a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Continue reading Former President Theodore Roosevelt shot while campaigning for third term 100 years ago this hour (1912)

‘Kung Fu’ debuts as a regular series on ABC 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Kung Fu - SE 1 EP 1 - King Of The Mountain (1972)'

(Saturday, October 14, 1972, 8:00 p.m. EDT)Kung Fu, a drama that follows the adventures of a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks his half-brother, debuted tonight as a regular series on ABC-TV (it had aired as a full-length feature TV pilot on Feb. 22, 1972). It starred David Carradine, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn and Radames Pera.

George Harrison rehearses for Bob Dylan tribute concert 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'George Harrison - If Not For You - Bobfest Soundcheck'

(Wednesday, October 14, 1992) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed a soundcheck of If Not for You and Absolutely Sweet Marie today at Madison Square Garden for an (Oct. 16) appearance for a Bob Dylan tribute concert. Continue reading George Harrison rehearses for Bob Dylan tribute concert 20 years ago today (1992)

U.S. discovers Soviet SS-4 construction site in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: October 14, 1962 (at 7:54)

(Sunday, October 14, 1962, during the Cold War) — A United States Air Force U-2 plane, piloted by Major Richard Heyser on a photoreconnaissance mission, captured photographic proof today of what turned out to be an SS-4 construction site at San Cristóbal, Pinar del Río Province, in western Cuba. Continue reading U.S. discovers Soviet SS-4 construction site in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)

Germans hammer Russian positions in Stalingrad 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: October 14, 1942 (at 2:14)

(Wednesday, October 14, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 267th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division of the German 6th Army who chronicled the Battle of Stalingrad in his journal, wrote today:

“It has been fantastic since morning; our aeroplanes and artillery have been hammering the Russian positions for hours on end; everything in sight is being blotted from the face of the earth…”