Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for October 14, 2019:
42nd calendar week, 287th day of the year
Still 78 days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Name day: Burkhard, Fortunata, Hildegund, Kalixtus
2018 - In the state elections in Bavaria, the ruling CSU loses its absolute majority with 37.2 percent. The SPD has with 9.7 percent her worst result. The Greens (17.6%), the Free Voters (11.6) and the AfD (10.2) are in double digits.
2016 - The federal and state governments agree on a new fiscal equalization after years of negotiations. From 2020, redistribution among financially strong and weak countries and between the federal government and the federal states should follow new rules.
2012 - The extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner breaks through the sound barrier as the first person in free fall. The 43-year-old Austrian reaches a top speed of 1357.6 kilometers per hour on his jump over the desert of the US state of New Mexico.
1999 - German Dasa and French Aerospatiale Matra aim to merge to become the world's third largest aerospace company, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS). In 2000, the merger will be approved by the EU, subject to conditions.
1994 - The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Israel's Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Izchak Rabin and PLO chief Yassir Arafat.
1954 - The Bundestag passes the law on the granting of child benefit and the establishment of family equalization funds ("child benefit law").
1939 - A German submarine sinks the British battleship "Royal Oak" in the harbor of Scapa Flow (Orkney Islands).
1809 - France and Austria close the «Peace of Schönbrunn». Austria passes the Innviertel and Salzburg to Bavaria, the "Illyrian Provinces" (Istria, Trieste, etc.) to France, Western Galicia to the Grand Duchy of Warsaw and East Galicia to Russia. Austria will become a landlocked country.
1806 - In the double battle of Jena and Auerstedt, the Prussian troops are subject to Napoleon's army.
1989 - Mia Wasikowska (30), Australian actress («Alice in Wonderland»)
1947 - Lukas Resetarits (72), Austrian cabaret artist and actor («Kottan investigates»)
1944 - Udo Kier (75), German film actor («Olifant»)
1939 - Ralph Lauren (80), American fashion designer, founded in 1968 his first brand Polo Fashions
1894 - Heinrich Lübke, German politician (CDU), Federal President 1959-1969, d. 1972
1999 - Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician, President 1964-1985, b. 1922
1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian-American film actor («The Adventures of Don Juan», «The Buccaneer»), b. 1909