October 14

This Day in History

1982

6,000 "Moonie" Couples Wed

On this day in 1982, one of the largest public displays of affection in history took place, as 6,000 couples in Seoul, South Korea, all members of the Unification Church, simultaneously exchanged … (more...)

1947

Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier

American pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier on this day. For years, many aviators believed that man was not meant to fly faster than the speed of sound. All that changed on October 14, … (more...)

1867

Last Japanese Shogun Resigns

After facing great opposition and a contentious civil war that threatened to tear Japan apart, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, resigned on this day in 1867, bringing an end to … (more...)