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October 14th is a day marked by a medley of celebrations that cater to an array of interests and passions. Across the globe, people come together to indulge in sweet treats and openly express affection to loved ones.

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Interesting Facts of October 14th

  1. 1. The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066, in which William the Conqueror led the Norman forces to victory over the English army, resulting in a pivotal shift in English history, culture, and language.
  2. 2. The children's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne was first published on October 14, 1926, introducing the world to the beloved bear and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.
  3. 3. Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 feet (13,700 m).
  4. 4. On October 14, 2012, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving an estimated 24 miles (39 km), reaching an estimated top speed of Mach 1.25 during his Red Bull Stratos project.