14 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • James McNeill Whistler, 1834
  • Emmeline Pankhurst, 1858
  • Gustav Klimt, 1862
  • Gustav Klimt, 1862
  • Ken Murray, 1903
  • Irving Stone, 1903
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1904
  • Terry-Thomas, 1911
  • Woody Guthrie, 1912
  • Gerald Ford, 1913
  • Jerome Lawrence, 1915
  • Douglas Edwards, 1917
  • Arthur Laurents, 1918
  • Ingmar Bergman, 1918
  • John Chancellor, 1927
  • Polly Bergen, 1930
  • Roosevelt (Rosie) Grier, 1932
  • Jerry Rubin, 1938
  • Joel Silver, 1952

Died On This Day:

  • Philip II Augustus (France), 1223
  • Madame Germaine de Stael, 1817
  • Alfred Krupp, 1887
  • Paul Kruger, 1904
  • King Faisal Iraq murdered, 1958
  • Adlai Stevenson, 1965
  • Dr. Ernst Wynder, 1999

Today's Events:

  • 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France on the death of his dad, Philip II Augustus.
  • 1789 - Destruction of the Bastille in Paris by French peasants starts French Revolution.
  • 1795 - 'The Marseillaise' composed by Rouget de Lisle becomes the French National Anthem.
  • 1867 - Dynamite first demonstrated in a quarry in Redhill, Surrey, England by inventor Alfred Nobel.
  • 1868 - Patent granted on the tape measure.
  • 1891 - John T. Smith of Brooklyn N.Y. receives patent on manufacturing corkboard.
  • 1902 - 1,104 year-old Campanile in St. Marks' Square, Venice, collapses.
  • 1914 - Professor Robert H. Goddard of Worcester, Mass receives patent on liquid-fuel rocket.
  • 1921 - Sacco and Vanzetti found guilty of murder despite contradictory evidence.
  • 1930 - 2 years after US, BBC TV broadcasts first play 'The Man with a Flower in His Mouth' by Pirandello.
  • 1933 - Popeye in cartoon debut as guest star of a Betty Boop cartoon called 'Popeye the Sailor.'
  • 1951 - Citation becomes first horse to win $1 million in races at Hollywood Park, CA.
  • 1965 - First close-up photos of planet Mars taken by Mariner IV.
  • 1986 - Soviet spy Richard Miller becomes first FBI agent ever convicted of espionage.
  • 2009 - Liberian warlord Charles Taylor takes the stand in his 18 month old trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity including rape, torture, cannibalism, sex slavery and mutilation of civilians.
  • 2011 - Unfinished Jane Austen manuscript of a novel, "The Watsons," sold by Sotheby's London for £993,250.
  • 2016 - Bastille Day in Nice, South of France: Large truck driven by Tunisian terrorist plows into celebrating crowds killing 84.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Camillus
  • Magelgaire
  • Phocas of Sinope (4th Century martyr)
  • Bonaventure
  • Nicodemus of Holy Mountain
  • Ulric of Zell

Holiday:

  • Bastille Day in France celebrates the French Revolution of 1789
  • Nachi no Hi-Matsuri, fire festival in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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