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Famous Events For July 14

Famous Events For July 14 – Today In History

July 14: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 14  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 14th July 1223: Upon the demise of Phillip II, his son Louis VIII became the King of France.
2. 14th July 1535: Tunis was today conquered by Holy Emperor Charles V.
3. 14th July 1682: Henry Purcell was appointed as organist of Chapple Royal, London today.
4. 14th July 1698: The Darien scheme by the Kingdom of Scotland to become a world trading state began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people departing for the Isthmus of Panama today.


18th Century – What Happened on July 14 – The 1700s

5. 14th July 1714: The Russian fleet today overpowered a large Swedish fleet in the battle of Aland.
6. 14th July 1771: In California, Mission San Antonio de Padua was founded today.
7. 14th July 1778: During the French Revolution the iconic prison Bastille was overrun today kicking off the revolution into full gear and the day is remembered as Bastille Day.
8. 14th July 1790: The Fete de la Federation held across France on the first anniversary of the French Revolution was attended by King Luis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.
9. 14th July 1791: Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution was today driven out of Birmingham in England by the Priestley Riots.
10. 14 July 1795: “La Marseillaise” by Claud-Joseph Rouget de Lisle became the French National Anthem by a decree of the French National Convention today.


11. 14th July 1798: The US today levied direct US federal tax on states-dwelling, land, and slaves for the first time.
12. 14th July 1798: “False scandalous and malicious” writing against the government prohibited under the US Sedition Act.

19th Century – July 14 This Day That Year – The 1800s

13. 14th July 1822: Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas plan the date for a slave revolt in Charleston and South Carolina today.
14. 14th July 1823: Switzerland signed boundaries for fugitives.
15. 14th July 1832: Opium was exempted from federal tariff duty.
16. 14th July 1845: In New York City the first postmaster’s provisional stamps were issued today.


17. 14th July 1850: Florida physician John Gorrie held the first public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration.
18. 14th July 1853: Commodore Perry requested Japan for the establishment of trade relations.
19. 14th July 1853: In New York City, US President Franklin Pierce inaugurated the World Fair Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations.
20. 14th July 1853: The first general elections were held in New Zealand today.
21. 24th July 1861: USS Daylight established a block during the Navel Engagement at Wilmington, North Carolina.
22. 24th July 1863: In Germany, Jews of Holstein were granted equality today.
23. 24th July 1864: Gold was discovered today in Helena, Montana.
24. 24th July 1868: The tape measure was today patented by Alvin J Fellows.
25. 24th July 1870: Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States, was granted a life pension of $3,000 per annum by the United States Congress today.
26. 24th July 1877: US railroad was brought to a standstill by the general strike.
27. 24th July 1891: The Corkboard was today patented by John T Smith.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 14th – The 1900s

28. 24th July 1902: In Venice, the Campanile in St Mark’s Square collapsed today bringing down the loggetta with it.
29. 24th July 1914: The first patent for the liquid-fueled rocket design was granted to Robert Goddard the rocket pioneer.
30. 24th July 1918: South Seas reclaimed by the Dutch government today.
31. 24th July 1927: Hawaii gets its first commercial airplane flight today.
32. 24th July 1932: Belgian Chamber today ruled the Dutch language for the education of Flanders.
33. 14th July 1933: The mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illnesses began in Germany today.
34. 14th July 1933: Ban imposed on all non-Nazi parties in Germany today.

35. 14th July 1936: One million people demonstrated in support of the French Peoples Front Government today.
36. 14th July 1938: An anti-Jewish African manifesto was today published by Benito Mussolini.
37. 14th July 1941: At the Viszalsyan camp, 6,000 Lithuanian Jews were exterminated.
38. 14th July 1941: Holland rations Jam.
39. 14th July 1942: In Amsterdam, riots broke out against Jews today.
40. 14th July 1945: The first US ship to bombard Japan was the battleship USS South Dakota.
41. 14th July 1946: Pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spooks published the popular “Commonsense Book of Baby & Child Care” today.
42. 14th July 1946: In Poland, there was a mass murder of Jews in Kielce today.
43. 14th July 1948: In an assassination attempt, the leader of the Italian Communist Party, Palmiro Togliatti was shot near the Italian Parliament.
44. 14th July 1951: The George Washington Carver monument was unveiled today.
45. 14th July 1951: CBS horse race was telecast today in the first color telecast of a sporting event.

46. 14th July 1952: SS United States created a westward record by crossing the Atlantic in 84:12.
47. 14th July 1955: Lightning struck Ascot racecourse in England killing 2 and many were left dazed.
48. 14th July 1957: “Eshghbad” the Soviet stream sank in the Caspian Sea. 270 people were drowned.
49. 14th July 1958: In Iraq, General Abdul K Kassem overthrew the monarchy and formed a military government.
50. 14th July 1959: The first US nuclear power cruiser USS Long Beach was launched at Quincy, Massachusetts today.
51. 14th July 1960: A devastating fire raged through an insane asylum in Guatemala City killing 225 people and 300 others were severely injured.
52. 14th July 1961: In Finland, Martti Miettunen formed a government as Prime Minister of the Country.
53. 14th July 1962: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.

54. 14th July 1962: Boring of the Mount Blank tunnel was completed today.
55. 14th July 1965: Ronald Clark of Australia created a world record in the 10K event by running the distance in 27:39.4.
56. 14th July 1968: Baseball player Hank Aron of Brave hit his 500th home run off SF Giant Mike McCormick today.
57. 14th July 1969: In the United States the US $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 notes were officially withdrawn from circulation today.
58. 14th July 1972: An underground nuclear test was performed today by the USSR.
59. 14th July 1976: Democrats today nominated Jimmy Carter as a Presidential candidate in New York City.
60. 14th July 1979: USSR performed an underground nuclear test at their test site at Atyrau in Kazakhstan.
61. 14th July 1984: USSR performed an underground nuclear test at Astrakhan, Russia.

62. 14th July 1984: Snap elections held in New Zealand in which Robert Muldoon led National was defeated by David Lange’s Labor Party today.
63. 14th July 1992: With the release of 386BSD today by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, open source operating system revolution was started. Soon afterward software engineer Linus Torvalds released the “Linux” operating system.
64. 14th July 1993: Non-stop flights between Moscow and New York started by Aeroflot today.
65. 14th July 1997: In Milan, there was a gas explosion in an old age home which killed 27 people.

21st Century – July 14 This Day In History – The 2000s

66. 14th July 2002: President Jacques Chirac of France escaped unhurt, an assassination attempt today during the Bastille Day celebration.
67. 14th July 2005: The 38th San Diego Comic-Con International opened today at the San Diego Convention Center.

68. 14th July 2007: Russia withdrew from the Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe today.
69. 14th July 2009: Increase in pharmaceutical production and construction in Singapore pushed the seasonally adjusted annualized growth rate to 20.4% in the second quarter steering the country out of recession.
70. 14th July 2012: In northern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber attacked a wedding party killing 22 and injuring 22.
71. 14th July 2012: Floods on the island of Kyushu in Japan left 250,000 people displaced killing 20.
72. 14th July 2014: After 7 days while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times.
73. 14th July 2014: A cease-fire was proposed by the Egyptian government in the Israel-Gaza conflict.
74. 14th July 2014: The Church of England today voted in favor of women becoming bishops.
75. 14th July 2014: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken the death toll to over 500.
76. 14th July 2015: Six world powers and Iran struck an arms deal limiting Iranian nuclear arms but ending sanctions.
77. 14th July 2018: In an interview with CBS ahead of the meeting with Russian President Putin, US President Donald Trump called the European Union a “Trade Foe”.
78. 14th July 2018: According to the UN report civilians killed in the Afghan war have reached a record high with 1,692 killed in the first six months.

79. 14th July 2018: In Nicaragua, over 300 people are reported to have been killed in protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.
80. 14th July 2018: Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Serena Williams of the US 6-3, 6-3 in the Wimbledon Women’s Tennis finals today. Kerber became the only German after Steffi Graf to win the Wimbledon title.

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