14th October in history

14th October in history

English actor, Sir Roger Moore, was born on this day in 1927. He is best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films, beginning with Live and Let Die. His most notable television role was playing the main character, Simon Templar, in the British television series The Saint.

Did you know that:

• Test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane on this day in 1947
• Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on this day in 1964, for advocating a policy of non-violence
• Austrian skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, broke the world record for highest manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and greatest free-fall velocity, parachuting from an altitude of approximately 24 miles (39km) on this day in 2012day in year 1983. This was the first mobile phone service for public use in the United States

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