Highlights: In 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee; he still went ahead with a scheduled speech, declaring, “It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose." In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I; she was beheaded within a year. In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush called attacks in Kuwait, Indonesia and Yemen part of a grim pattern of terror, and said “we’ve got a long way to go" to defeat Osama bin Laden’s global network.
Five years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened an intense round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy.
One year ago: President Barack Obama cast himself as a savior of the U.S. auto industry as he stood in a once-shuttered Michigan assembly plant with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
It’s Sunday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2012. There are 78 days left in the year.
• National elections are held in Lithuania and Montenegro, while in Belgium, municipal elections are expected to highlight the separatist tensions at the heart of the European Union. A8
• Trial adjourns for a radical Islamist who tore up the Bible during a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo — a rare example of Egypt’s blasphemy laws used against someone who allegedly insulted a religion other than Islam.
• Take an extra helping or two: It’s National Dessert Day.
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is 96. Actor Roger Moore is 85. Classical pianist Gary Graffman is 84. Movie director Carroll Ballard is 75. Country singer Melba Montgomery is 74. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is 73. World Golf Hall of Famer Beth Daniel is 56. MLB manager Joe Girardi is 48. Country singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) is 38. Singer Usher is 34. TV personality Stacy Keibler is 33. Actress Skyler Shaye is 26.
— From wire reports