On this day: October 14

Posted: 6:37 PM EDT Sep 25, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 14, 2015

The first motion picture is filmed, Teddy Roosevelt is shot -- and still delivers his speech, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier, a U.S. spy plane spots Soviet missiles in Cuba, and Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.

OTD October 14 - space shuttle Endeavour
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2012: The retired space shuttle Endeavour arrives at its permanent new home at the California Science Center after a two-day, 12-mile journey that saw it inch its way through the street of Los Angeles on robotic dollies at a top speed of 2 miles per hour. The Endeavour was the fifth and final operational shuttle built, commissioned in 1987 to replace the space shuttle Challenger. It first flew in 1992 and made a total of 25 missions, culminating in the penultimate space shuttle mission in May 2011.

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