14 July

14 July

July 14 is the 195th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 170 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 4th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Shark Awareness Day: a day that raises awareness about this marine species. Sharks directly or indirectly affect all levels of the food web and help to maintain structure in healthy ocean ecosystems.
  • National Grand Marnier Day
  • National Mac and Cheese Day
  • Pandemonium Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 14

2016: Terrorist Attack in Nice, France Kills 85 and Injures More than 300 People

The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.

1965: Mars flyby of Mariner 4

The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.

1958: Coup in Iraq

Abd al-Karim Qasim, a brigadier in the Iraqi Army staged a military coup in Iraq, overthrowing the Hashemite monarchy. The Iraqi King Faisal II, the Crown Prince Abd al-Ilah, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Said were assassinated during the coup. Qasim took over the position of Prime Minister, which he held until 1963. The coup also led to the dissolution of the Arab Federation of Jordan and Iraq.

1957: First female parliamentarian in the Arab world is elected to office

Egyptian Rawya Ateya became the first woman to be elected to the National Assembly.

1789: Storming of the Bastille

Bastille, a prison housing only 7 prisoners at the time, was stormed by a crowd calling for the closure of the prison. The storming became the central event of the French Revolution.

1987: Donald Trump & his first wife Ivana Trump on Palace Square in Leningrad, USSR, July 1987

Donald Trump & his first wife Ivana Trump on Palace Square in Leningrad, USSR, July 1987

1981: Sandra Day O’Connor, President Ronald Reagan’s nominee to the Supreme Court, answers questions for reporters on her arrival at Washington National Airport, July 14, 1981 – AP

Sandra Day O’Connor, President Ronald Reagan’s nominee to the Supreme Court, answers questions for reporters on her arrival at Washington National Airport, July 14, 1981 – AP

1966: Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day, July 14, 1966.

Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day, July 14, 1966.

1881: On July 14, 1881, American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot dead by the police. He was only 21 at the time but had already killed at least 8 men.

1223: Louis VIII became the King of France

Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223; a miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France, painted in the 1450s, (Bibliothèque nationale)

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 14

1918: Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director

1913: Gerald Ford, American politician, 38th President of the United States

1912: Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, musician

1911: Terry-Thomas, British actor

1862: Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter, graphic artist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 14

2001: Guy de Lussigny, French painter

1965: Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois

1910: Marius Petipa, French/Russian dancer, choreographer

1881: Billy the Kid, American criminal

1223: Philip II of France


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