On This Day in History for July 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 145 of 145

  • 1978 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
  • 1978 Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
  • 1978 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1981 Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
  • 1983 Crane (Rep-R-Il) & Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
  • 1983 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1984 STS 41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb
  • 1985 Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24
  • 1986 10 killed & 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
  • 1986 2nd government of Lubbers sworn in
  • 1986 Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
  • 1986 NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission
  • 1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press"
  • 1986 Richard Miller becomes the 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage
  • 1986 Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges
  • 1987 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
  • 1987 Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
  • 1987 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
  • 1988 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
  • 1988 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
  • 1990 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
  • 1990 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1991 Failed military coup in Mali

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1992 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds
  • 1993 Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow & NY
  • 1994 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • 1996 NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • 1997 Bomb in Algiers kills 21 & wounds 40
  • 1998 Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party
  • 2002 French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
  • 2007 Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
  • 2009 Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession
  • 2010 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win
  • 2012 Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan
  • 2012 Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000
  • 2014 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • 2014 The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500
  • 2014 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • 2014 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel

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2015 Harper Lee's 2nd novel "Go Set A Watchman", an early 1957 version of "To Kill A Mocking Bird" goes on sale in 70 countries

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 2015 Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark
  • 2015 Arms deal agreed between 6 world powers and Iran limiting Iranian nuclear arms but ending sanctions

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