Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2018. There are 78 days left in the year.
On Oct. 14, 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)
In 1926, "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne was first published by Methuen & Co. of London.
In 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager became the first test pilot to break the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.
In 1987, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down a narrow abandoned well at a private day care center; she was rescued on Oct. 16.
Ten years ago: Big banks started falling in line behind a revised bailout plan that was fast becoming more of a buy-in; the Bush administration announced it would fork over as much as $250 billion in exchange for partial ownership.
Today's birthdays: Classical pianist Gary Graffman is 90. Former White House counsel John W. Dean III is 80. Country singer Natalie Maines is 44. Singer Usher is 40. Actor Max Thieriot is 30.