On This Day

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

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984 New Zealand snap election, David Lange's Labour Party defeats Robert Muldoon's National Party

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 and NY
  • 1994 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • 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

MurderAssassination Attempt

2002 French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2018 Huge iceberg looming over Innaarsuit village, western Greenland prompts evacations in case it calves
  • 2018 Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigns after violent protests against fuel price rises

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 More than 300 people now reported killed in protests against government of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • 2018 Civilians killed in Afghan war reaches record high with 1,692 killed in first six months of 2018 says UN
  • 2018 Russian covert agent Maria Butina arrested by the FBI in Washington, D.C.., charged with being unregistered foreign agent
  • 2019 First Ebola case on Goma, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, city of 1 million, as toll of outbreak reaches 1600 victims

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of color "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 New study shows Andean condor, world's heaviest bird, can fly for 5 hours without flapping its wings (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
  • 2021 Drug overdose deaths in the US rose 30% to record 93,000 in 2020 according to CDC [1]

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