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October 14 – Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize And More

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1884 – Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman. George Eastman amassed his passion for photography and turned it in

1884 – Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.

George Eastman amassed his passion for photography and turned it into a new industry – the easy to use film and cameras for people all over the world. On 14th October 1884, George Eastman received the patent for the transparent paper-strip photographic film. On September 4 1888, the first photographic film – Kodak was invented by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong that held a dominant position in photographic film. The Eastman Kodak company is now an American Public company with its headquarters Rochester, New York, and is incorporated in New Jersey and provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications, and professional services for businesses around the world.  

1926 – Winnie-the-Pooh was introduced

 

On 14th October 1926, the first collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories was published. Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s book written by A.A. Milne. 14th October is generally considered as 

the character’s birthday. In 1930, Milne sold the copyrights for Winnie-the-Pooh to Stephen Slesinger and by the end of the year, Pooh was making him $50 million a year. Pooh made his first colourful debut in a red t-shirt, which is his statement outfit till date. Slesinger went on creating the first Pooh doll, records, board games, puzzles, radio broadcasts, animations, and motion picture film.

 

 

1947 – Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier

On 14th October 1947, Chuck Yeager, an American Test Pilot, made history with his record-breaking flight. Yeager flew the Bell X-1 at Mach 1 and an altitude of 45,000 feet and was the first person to break the sound barrier — the point where a speeding object (such as an airplane) passes the speed of sound. The Bell X-1 that passed Mach 1 following a drop from a B-29 airplane currently hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

1964 – Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.

Source – https://www.whitehouse.gov/

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African American civil rights leader to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence resistance to racial prejudice in America. He is also known to be the youngest person to receive the award at the age of 35. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, that led him to advocate the nonviolent civil disobedience to racial segregation. The powerful orator organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and several other peaceful protests throughout South America.

 

1968 – Jim Hines breaks the “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint at the Olympics in Mexico City.

Jim Hines became the first person to break the “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City on October 14 1968. Hines’s time was 9.95 seconds that stood for over 15 years, becoming the world’s fastest man in 1968. Jim Hines, a retired American track and field athlete and the NFL player won several gold and silver medals for individual and relay races. He also broke the World record with his teammates by bagging gold in the 4×100 relay race at the same games. Hines was born in Dumas, Arkansas, and was raised in Oakland, California. 

 

 

1994 – Pulp Fiction hit the cinemas 

Source – https://www.miramax.com/

The cult classic, ‘Pulp Fiction’ was released on 14th October 1994. The movie was made on a budget of $ 8.5 million and earned over $214 million at the box office. The American neo-noir black comedy crime film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman. The movie tells us several stories of criminals of Los Angeles. The movie was a major critical and commercial success and was nominated for seven awards at the 67th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Original Screenplay

 

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