October 14

Amber pages

Battle of Hastings, the founding of Norman England, the conquest of the Anglo-Saxons, the final defeat of the Celtic Britons, today in 1066

William Penn, English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born today in 1644

√Čamon de Valera, Irish political leader, born today in 1882 - see April 24

Katherine Mansfield, short-story writer par excellence, born today in 1888

e.e. (Edward Estlin) Cummings, US poet, writer and painter, born today in 1894

Hannah Arendt, born today in 1906 - see January 11

Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th US president, born today in 1890

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