A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 14th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 14, 1789, Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Mackenzie finally reached the mouth of the river named later after him, a failed attempt to find a route to the Pacific Ocean.
On July 14, 1791, a buddy of Benjamin Franklin triggered a series of riots in England eponymously named “The Priestly Riots.”
On July 14, 1881, the outlaw known as Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.
On July 14, 1933, the Nazi Party that had just taken power in Germany began a program of eugenics with their institution of The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring.
On July 14, 1938, Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. defied death and danger by flying his Lockheed 14 Super Electra around the world in a record time of 81 hours.
On July 14, 2004, Robert Novak of the Washington Post exercised irresponsible journalistic ethics by publishing an article outing Valerie Plame as a CIA operative.
On the evening of 14 July 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, an African-born Islamist immigrant to France, deliberately drove a 19-tonne cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France killing 84 people and injuring more than 300.
Adventure dramedy fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Don’t Make Me Go on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 7:00PM!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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