What happened this day in history July 14

What are the important events that happened on July 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 14 is the 196th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 170 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 1, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,578,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontahexagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 213 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,762 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 14 Historical Events

  • 1769
    An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
  • 1789
    Alexander Mackenzie finally completes his journey to the mouth of the great river he hoped would take him to the Pacific, but which turns out to flow into the Arctic Ocean. Later named after him, the Mackenzie is the second-longest river system in North America.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
  • 1790
    French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.
  • 1865
    First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
  • 1900
    Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
  • 1902
    The Campanile in St. Mark’s Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • 1965
    The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
  • 1969
    Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
  • 2003
    In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame is a CIA “operative”.

Who were born on July 14?

  • 1785
    Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (d. 1851)
  • 1903
    Irving Stone, American writer (d. 1989)
  • 1911
    Terry-Thomas, British actor (d. 1990)
  • 1932
    Roosevelt Grier, American football player and actor
  • 1941
    Maulana Karenga, American writer and political activist, the creator of Kwanzaa
  • 1952
    Bob Casale (“Bob 2”), American guitarist (Devo)
  • 1952
    Eric Laneuville, American director, actor and producer
  • 1953
    Bebe Buell, American model
  • 1960
    Jane Lynch, American actress, comedian and singer
  • 1984
    Mounir El Hamdaoui, Moroccan footballer

Who died on July 14?

  • 1575
    Richard Taverner, English translator of the Bible (b. c. 1505)
  • 1671
    Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
  • 1766
    František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
  • 1790
    Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)
  • 1876
    Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • 1939
    Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and decorative artist (b. 1860)
  • 1975
    Madan Mohan, Indian film music director (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2010
    Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)

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