Events in History on July 14

  • 1223 Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II
  • 1420 Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia
  • 1535 Emperor Charles V conquers Tunis
  • 1581 English jesuit Edmund Campion arrested
  • 1698 The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.
  • 1714 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet
  • 1769 The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
  • 1771 Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
  • 1789 Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
  • 1791 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
  • 1798 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
  • 1798 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
  • 1822 Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas
  • 1823 Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
  • 1832 Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
  • 1845 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC
  • 1850 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
  • 1853 1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace
  • 1853 Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan

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1853 US President Franklin Pierce opens 1st industrial exposition (NY)

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1853 New Zealand holds its first general election
  • 1861 Gen McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, VA with 40,000 troops
  • 1861 Naval Engagement at Wilmington NC - USS Daylight establishes blockade
  • 1863 Battle of Falling Waters, MD (Beaver Creek)
  • 1863 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality
  • 1864 Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana
  • 1865 Whymper, Hudson, Croz, Douglas & Hadow 1st to climb Matterhorn
  • 1868 Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure

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1870 The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1877 General strike brings US railroad to a stand still
  • 1891 John T Smith patents corkboard
  • 1902 The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • 1909 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
  • 1911 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines

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1914 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1916 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record)
  • 1916 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston
  • 1918 Dutch government reclaims South seas
  • 1921 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
  • 1927 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • 1932 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
  • 1933 Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness
  • 1933 NSDAP (Nazis) becomes only political party in Germany
  • 1933 Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 & 9-44, at Leyton
  • 1934 116°F (47°C), Orogrande NM (state record, broken on June 27, 1994)
  • 1934 NY Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time
  • 1934 Ruth hits 700th career home run
  • 1936 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • 1936 116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)

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1938 Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1940 Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
  • 1940 Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR
  • 1941 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • 1941 Cease fire of Joan of Arc (ends combat in Lebanon & Syria)
  • 1941 Jam rationed in Holland
  • 1942 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • 1942 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1944 Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested
  • 1944 US assault on Coutances Cotentin
  • 1945 Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan

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1946 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • 1946 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland
  • 1948 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • 1950 RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea
  • 1951 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • 1951 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • 1952 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
  • 1953 1st US National monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver
  • 1954 117°F (47°C), East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • 1954 118°F (48°C), Warsaw & Union, Missouri (state record)
  • 1955 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • 1957 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • 1958 General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy
  • 1958 Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th & last encyclical Meminisse juvat
  • 1959 USS Long Beach, first nuclear powered cruiser launched at Quincy, Mass
  • 1960 Fire rages through a Guatemala City insane asylum killing 225 and severely injuring 300
  • 1961 Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500
  • 1961 Finland's Miettunen government forms

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1961 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate

  • 1962 Borehole for Mont Blanc tunnel finished
  • 1962 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • 1965 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • 1965 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • 1965 US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
  • 1966 Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • 1967 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • 1968 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
  • 1969 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • 1969 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • 1969 A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • 1969 Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry
  • 1972 Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1973 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers
  • 1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
  • 1974 Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA
  • 1975 EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1976 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic presidential nomination in NYC

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1976 USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
  • 1977 North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
  • 1977 US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1992 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.
  • 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
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