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
An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
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.
French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.
First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
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.
The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
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?
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (d. 1851)
Irving Stone, American writer (d. 1989)
Terry-Thomas, British actor (d. 1990)
Roosevelt Grier, American football player and actor
Maulana Karenga, American writer and political activist, the creator of Kwanzaa
Bob Casale (“Bob 2”), American guitarist (Devo)
Eric Laneuville, American director, actor and producer
Bebe Buell, American model
Jane Lynch, American actress, comedian and singer
Mounir El Hamdaoui, Moroccan footballer
Who died on July 14?
Richard Taverner, English translator of the Bible (b. c. 1505)
Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)
Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and decorative artist (b. 1860)
Madan Mohan, Indian film music director (b. 1924)
Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer (b. 1918)
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)
Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
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