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