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, 442,968 hours 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
The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 begins in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers have their wages cut for the second time in a year.
Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
The Campanile in St. Mark’s Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.
Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
Who were born on July 14?
Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928)
Owen Wister, American novelist (d. 1938)
Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 2000)
Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
Bob Casale (“Bob 2”), American guitarist (Devo)
Marie-Chantal Toupin, Canadian singer
Taboo, American rapper
Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
Mounir El Hamdaoui, Moroccan footballer
Who died on July 14?
Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859)
Marius Petipa, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1818)
Pancho Villa, Filipino boxer (b. 1901)
Adlai Stevenson, United States politician and Presidential candidate (b. 1900)
René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican politician, 41st, 45th and 49th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)
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