Oct. 14: National Dessert Day; First ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Book Published

VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. accepts Nobel Peace Prize

In case you need an excuse to indulge a little bit, Oct. 14 is National Dessert Day. Honor this delectable day with your favorite sweets.

Also on This Day:

1908 Chicago Cubs Win World Series

The “cursed” Cubs won the World Series against the Detroit Tigers in 1908.  As of 2011, the Cubs have not won the title again since then.

1926 “Winnie the Pooh” Published

A.A. Milne’s classic children’s book about a young boy and his animal friends was first published in 1926. The character “Pooh” was based on a bear at the London zoo, which happened to be Milne’s son (Christopher Robin)’s favorite animal there.  “Winnie the Pooh’s” friends in the book were based on Christopher’s own stuffed animals.

1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wins Nobel Peace Prize


The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nonviolent methods of civil rights activism.  The video shows King accepting the award on Dec. 10, 1964.


1981 Mubarak Elected President of Egypt


A week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, Hosni Mubarak became president.


1994 Yasser Arafat Receives Nobel Peace Prize


Yasser Arafat, Yitzah Rabin and Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize for establishing the Oslo Accords.


2003 Cubs’ ‘Steve Bartman Incident’

NLCS, Game 6, Chicago Cubs vs. Florida Marlins: The Cubs were poised to break their post-season losing streak, just five outs away from a World Series appearance when Steve Bartman, a Cubs fan, reached out to catch a foul ball.  The fan’s catch prevented Moises Alou from making the play for the Cubs.  The team collapsed, lost the game, the next game and any hope at the 2003 World Series title.


Famous Birthdays

1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1893 Lillian Gish

1894 E.E. Cummings

1939 Ralph Lauren

1958 Thomas Dolby

1964 Joe Girardi

1978 Usher

1988 Pia Toscano


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