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, 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

  • 1791
    The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
  • 1877
    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.
  • 1881
    Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.
  • 1958
    Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
  • 1969
    Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
  • 1992
    386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
  • 2002
    French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

Who were born on July 14?

  • 1858
    Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928)
  • 1860
    Owen Wister, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1911
    Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 2000)
  • 1912
    Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • 1947
    Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • 1952
    Bob Casale (“Bob 2”), American guitarist (Devo)
  • 1971
    Marie-Chantal Toupin, Canadian singer
  • 1975
    Taboo, American rapper
  • 1979
    Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984
    Mounir El Hamdaoui, Moroccan footballer

Who died on July 14?

  • 1671
    Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
  • 1723
    Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1766
    František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
  • 1876
    Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • 1881
    Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859)
  • 1910
    Marius Petipa, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1818)
  • 1925
    Pancho Villa, Filipino boxer (b. 1901)
  • 1965
    Adlai Stevenson, United States politician and Presidential candidate (b. 1900)
  • 2000
    René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 2002
    Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican politician, 41st, 45th and 49th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)

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