— Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2009. There are 78 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 14, 1939, during World War II, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the HMS Royal Oak, a British battleship anchored at Scapa Flow in Scotland's Orkney Islands; 833 of the more than 1,200 men aboard were killed.
On this date:
In 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.