What Happened on July 14

Historical Events

  • 1789 Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
  • 1798 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
  • 1933 NSDAP (Nazis) becomes only political party in Germany
  • 1941 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • 1992 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.
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Did You Know?

1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration

On July 14, 1850

Famous Weddings

  • 1820 British PM Robert Peel (32) weds Sir John Floyd's daughter Julia at St George's, Hanover Square in London
  • 1930 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan
  • 1966 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas
  • 1994 Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) in London, United Kingdon
  • 1996 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Famous Divorces

  • 1987 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage
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