Today is Oct. 14.
The Norman invasion of England was capped on this date in 1066, when the invading forces --- led by William, Duke of Normandy -- defeated England's King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Crowned King William I, he's known to history as William the Conqueror.
Three years of occupation of Greece by the forces of Nazi Germany ended on this date in 1944, when British and Greek troops liberated Athens.
Former President Theodore Roosevelt was one tough dude. On this date in 1912, he was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee for a return to the White House. T.R. refused to have the wound treated until he finished his speech.
24-year-old Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager -- flying a Bell X-1 -- became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound on this day in 1947. The event took place in the skies high above the California desert and Edwards Air Force Base.
Yesterday, we mentioned the first World Series, in 1903. It was on this date in 1992 that the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland A's, 4 games to 2, to win the American League pennant and become first Canadian team to go to the World Series. The Jays would win the series.
We now return you to the present, already in progress.