Nukes In Cuba, Leonid Brezhnev, Yasser Arafat

On this day: October 14
Former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank; with a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt still delivers his scheduled speech (1912)

Nazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations (1933)

A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed (1962)

Leonid Brezhnev becomes General Secretary of the CPSU and leader of the Soviet Union, ousting Nikita Khrushchev (1964)

Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested in a blockade of the military induction center in Oakland, California (1967)

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat receives the Nobel Peace Prize (1994)

President Barack Obama nominates Sharon Lubinski of the Minneapolis Police Department to be the first openly homosexual person to serve as a Marshal in the United States Marshals Service (2009)

b: George Grenville (1712), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Hannah Arendt (1906); d: Erwin Rommel (1944), Gerry Studds (2006)

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