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14th of July 1223 EVENT Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.
14th of July 1698 EVENT The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.
14th of July 1769 EVENT An expedition led by Gaspar de Portola establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
14th of July 1771 EVENT Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junipero Serra.
14th of July 1789 EVENT French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
14th of July 1790 EVENT French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fete de la Federation.
14th of July 1791 EVENT The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
14th of July 1798 EVENT The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
14th of July 1865 EVENT First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
14th of July 1881 EVENT Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
14th of July 1900 EVENT Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
14th of July 1902 EVENT The Campanile in St. Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
14th of July 1916 EVENT Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.
14th of July 1933 EVENT Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
14th of July 1943 EVENT In Joplin, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
14th of July 1948 EVENT Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.
14th of July 1950 EVENT Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon.
14th of July 1957 EVENT Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
14th of July 1958 EVENT Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader.
14th of July 1960 EVENT Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
14th of July 1965 EVENT The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
14th of July 1969 EVENT The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
14th of July 1969 EVENT Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
14th of July 1992 EVENT 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards.
14th of July 2000 EVENT A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
14th of July 2002 EVENT French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
14th of July 2003 EVENT The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51".
14th of July 1454 BIRTHDAY Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
14th of July 1602 BIRTHDAY Jules Mazarin, French statesman and cardinal (d. 1661)
14th of July 1608 BIRTHDAY George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)
14th of July 1610 BIRTHDAY Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
14th of July 1634 BIRTHDAY Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719)
14th of July 1671 BIRTHDAY Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
14th of July 1675 BIRTHDAY Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747)
14th of July 1676 BIRTHDAY Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian and poet (d. 1763)
14th of July 1696 BIRTHDAY William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
14th of July 1721 BIRTHDAY John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
14th of July 1743 BIRTHDAY Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
14th of July 1755 BIRTHDAY Michel de Beaupuy, French general of the Revolution (d. 1796)
14th of July 1785 BIRTHDAY Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (d. 1851)
14th of July 1801 BIRTHDAY Johannes Peter Muller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
14th of July 1816 BIRTHDAY Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
14th of July 1829 BIRTHDAY Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1896)
14th of July 1834 BIRTHDAY James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American painter (d. 1903)
14th of July 1858 BIRTHDAY Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928)
14th of July 1859 BIRTHDAY Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928)
14th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Owen Wister, American novelist (d. 1938)
14th of July 1862 BIRTHDAY Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
14th of July 1865 BIRTHDAY Arthur Capper, American newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1951)
14th of July 1868 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy and administrator (d. 1926)
14th of July 1872 BIRTHDAY Albert Marque, French sculptor and doll maker (d. 1939)
14th of July 1874 BIRTHDAY Khedive Abbas II of Egypt and Sudan (d. 1944)
14th of July 1885 BIRTHDAY King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)
14th of July 1888 BIRTHDAY Scipio Slataper, Italian writer and essayist (d. 1915)
14th of July 1889 BIRTHDAY Ante Pavelic, Croatian fascist leader (d. 1959)
14th of July 1891 BIRTHDAY Alexander M. Volkov, Russian novelist and mathematician (d. 1977)
14th of July 1893 BIRTHDAY Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
14th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
14th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
14th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Gerald Finzi, British composer (d. 1956)
14th of July 1903 BIRTHDAY Irving Stone, American writer (d. 1989)
14th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Tom Carvel, Greek-born American businessman and inventor (d. 1990)
14th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001)
14th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Terry-Thomas, British actor (d. 1990)
14th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
14th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Woody Guthrie, American folk musician (d. 1967)
14th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)
14th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Arthur Laurents, American playwright, novelist, and director
14th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and theatre director (d. 2007)
14th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Lino Ventura, Italian-born French actor (d. 1987)
14th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 2004)
14th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
14th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
14th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
14th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Elfriede Rinkel, German Nazi concentration camp guard
14th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Willie Steele, American long jumper (d. 1989)
14th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Dale Robertson, American actor
14th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Harry Dean Stanton, American actor
14th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY John Chancellor, American television commentator (d. 1996)
14th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Nancy Olson, American actress
14th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Polly Bergen, American actress
14th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Jacqueline de Ribes, French fashion designer
14th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Roosevelt Grier, American football player and actor
14th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Heir to the House of Stuart
14th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Robert Bourassa, Quebec politician (d. 1996)
14th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Pema Chodron, American-born Buddhist nun and author
14th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
14th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Jerry Rubin, American social activist and businessman (d. 1994)
14th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Richard Rust, American actor (d. 1994)
14th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Karel Gott, Czech Schlager singer
14th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Sid Haig, American actor
14th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
14th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Susan Howatch, English novelist
14th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Maulana Karenga, American writer and political activist, the creator of Kwanzaa
14th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
14th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Javier Solana, Spanish politician, Secretary General of NATO and European Union High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
14th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Christopher Priest, English novelist
14th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Billy McCool, American baseball player
14th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Vincent Pastore, American actor
14th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY John Wood, Australian actor
14th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius politician, 3rd and 6th Prime Minister of Mauritius
14th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
14th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Zulu king
14th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Tommy Mottola, American music executive
14th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
14th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Eric Laneuville, American director, actor and producer
14th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Joel Silver, American film producer
14th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Franklin Graham, American evangelist
14th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Bob Casale ("Bob 2"), American guitarist (Devo)
14th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Bebe Buell, American model
14th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Martha Coakley, American politician
14th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY L. Brent Bozell III, American writer and pundit
14th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Julio Chavez, Argentinian actor
14th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
14th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist
14th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Robert Jensen, American journalist and activist
14th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Anna Bligh, Australian politician
14th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Jane Lynch, American actress, comedian and singer
14th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Kyle Gass, American guitarist, singer and actor (Tenacious D)
14th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Angelique Kidjo, Beninese singer
14th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Jackie Earle Haley, American actor
14th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Jeff Olson, American percussionist (Trouble)
14th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Juliet Cesario, American actress
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Tanya Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses, Belly)
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Matthew Fox, American actor
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Owen Coyle, Scottish-born Irish football player and manager
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Ellen Reid, Canadian pianist and vocalist (Crash Test Dummies)
14th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
14th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Jeff Jarrett, American professional wrestler
14th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Patrick J. Kennedy, American politician
14th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Robin Ventura, American baseball player
14th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Jose Hernandez, Puerto Rican baseball player
14th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
14th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Nina Siemaszko, American actress
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Nick McCabe, British guitarist (The Verve)
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Madhu Sapre, Former Indian Model and Miss Universe Contestant
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Mark LoMonaco (Bubba Ray Dudley), American professional wrestler
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Joey Styles, American wrestling commentator
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Marie-Chantal Toupin, Canadian singer
14th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Howard Webb, English football referee
14th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Deborah Mailman, Australian actress
14th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Paul Methric, American rapper
14th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Halil Mutlu, Turkish weightlifter
14th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Tani Fuga, Samoan rugby player
14th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Adam Quinn, American bagpipes player
14th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Candela Pena, Spanish actress
14th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Erick Dampier, American basketball player
14th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY David Mitchell, English comedian and actor
14th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Tim Hudson, American baseball player
14th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Jamey Johnson, American country music artist
14th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Taboo, American rapper
14th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Ranj Dhaliwal, Canadian novelist
14th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Geraint Jones, England cricketer
14th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter
14th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
14th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
14th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier
14th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY George Smith, Australian rugby union player
14th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Jed Madela, Filipino singer
14th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Lee Mead, English actor
14th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Dmitry Chaplin, Russian-born American dancer, So You Think You Can Dance finalist
14th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality
14th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Renaldo Balkman, American basketball player
14th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Nansy Stergiopoulou, Greek singer (Hi-5)
14th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Erica Blasberg, American golfer (d. 2010)
14th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Nilmar, Brazilian footballer
14th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Billy Celeski, Australian footballer
14th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Darrelle Revis, American football player
14th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Adam Johnson, English footballer
14th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY James Vaughan, English footballer
14th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Sean Flynn, American actor
14th of July 0664 DEATH Deusdedit of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (birth year unknown)
14th of July 0937 DEATH Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria (birth year unknown)
14th of July 1223 DEATH King Philip II of France (Born 1165)
14th of July 1575 DEATH Richard Taverner, English translator of the Bible (Born c. 1505)
14th of July 1614 DEATH Camillus de Lellis, Italian saint (Born 1550)
14th of July 1671 DEATH Meric Casaubon, English classical scholar (Born 1599)
14th of July 1723 DEATH Claude Fleury, French historian (Born 1640)
14th of July 1742 DEATH Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Born 1662)
14th of July 1766 DEATH Frantisek Maxmilian Kanka, Czech architect (Born 1674)
14th of July 1774 DEATH James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (Born 1682)
14th of July 1780 DEATH Charles Batteux, French philosopher (Born 1713)
14th of July 1789 DEATH Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (Born 1721)
14th of July 1789 DEATH Bernard-Rene de Launay, French Governor of the Bastille (Born 1740)
14th of July 1790 DEATH Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (Born 1717)
14th of July 1816 DEATH Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan revolutionary (Born 1750)
14th of July 1817 DEATH Madame de Stael, Swiss writer (Born 1766)
14th of July 1827 DEATH Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (Born 1788)
14th of July 1834 DEATH Edmond Charles Genet, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (Born 1763)
14th of July 1850 DEATH August Neander, German theologian (Born 1789)
14th of July 1876 DEATH Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (Born 1816)
14th of July 1881 DEATH Billy the Kid, American outlaw (Born 1859)
14th of July 1904 DEATH Paul Kruger, South African Boer resistance leader, 5th President of the South African Republic (Born 1824)
14th of July 1907 DEATH William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (Born 1838)
14th of July 1910 DEATH Marius Petipa, French dancer and choreographer (Born 1818)
14th of July 1917 DEATH Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Born 1887)
14th of July 1918 DEATH Quentin Roosevelt, American aviator, son of Theodore Roosevelt (Born 1897)
14th of July 1924 DEATH Isabella Ford, English socialist, feminist, trade unionist and writer (Born 1855)
14th of July 1925 DEATH Pancho Villa, Filipino boxer (Born 1901)
14th of July 1939 DEATH Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and decorative artist (Born 1860)
14th of July 1954 DEATH Jacinto Benavente, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1866)
14th of July 1954 DEATH Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (Born 1892)
14th of July 1965 DEATH Adlai Stevenson, United States politician and Presidential candidate (Born 1900)
14th of July 1966 DEATH Julie Manet, French painter (Born 1878)
14th of July 1967 DEATH Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (Born 1880)
14th of July 1968 DEATH Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Born 1892)
14th of July 1968 DEATH Ilias Tsirimokos, Greek politician, 164th Prime Minister of Greece (Born 1907)
14th of July 1970 DEATH Preston Foster, American stage and film actor (Born 1900)
14th of July 1974 DEATH Carl Spaatz, American Air Force general (Born 1891)
14th of July 1975 DEATH Madan Mohan, Indian film music director (Born 1924)
14th of July 1984 DEATH Ernest Tidyman, American writer (Born 1928)
14th of July 1989 DEATH Frank Bell, British educator (Born 1916)
14th of July 1990 DEATH Walter Sedlmayr, German actor (Born 1926)
14th of July 1993 DEATH Leo Ferre, French singer and songwriter (Born 1916)
14th of July 1994 DEATH Cesar Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (Born 1940)
14th of July 1996 DEATH Jeff Krosnoff, American racing driver (Born 1964)
14th of July 1998 DEATH Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (Born 1909)
14th of July 2000 DEATH Rene Rios Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (Born 1911)
14th of July 2000 DEATH William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (Born 1920)
14th of July 2000 DEATH Meredith MacRae, American actress (Born 1944)
14th of July 2002 DEATH Joaquin Balaguer, Dominican politician, 41st, 45th and 49th President of the Dominican Republic (Born 1906)
14th of July 2003 DEATH Eva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (Born 1926)
14th of July 2003 DEATH Francois-Albert Angers, French-Canadian economist (Born 1909)
14th of July 2005 DEATH Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (Born 1924)
14th of July 2005 DEATH Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer (Born 1918)
14th of July 2007 DEATH John Ferguson, Sr., Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1938)
14th of July 2008 DEATH Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (Born 1915)
14th of July 2009 DEATH Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (Born 1934)
14th of July 2010 DEATH Madalina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (Born 1967)
14th of July 2010 DEATH Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (Born 1937)