On This Day

What Happened on July 14

Important Events

  • 1789 Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
  • 1798 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
  • 1850 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie
  • 1933 All non-Nazi parties are banned 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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July 14 in Film & TV

  • 1969 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

July 14 in Music

  • 1795 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem

July 14 in Sport

  • 1964 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles

Did You Know?

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

On July 14, 1946

Would You Believe?

WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive

On July 14, 1988

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
  • 1956 30th Prime Minister of Cambodia Pol Pot (31) marries Khieu Ponnary

Famous Divorces

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