14 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 14 July
- After Philip II’s death, his son Louis VIII became King of France in 1223.
- In the battle of Belgrade, Hungary defeated Ottoman in 1456.
- France and Portugal signed the naval agreement of Lyons against Spain in 1536.
- In 1636, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan appointed Aurangzeb the Viceroy of Deccan.
- The French Revolution began in 1789.
- In 1798, the American Congress approved the ‘Prohibition Act’. After this, it is a crime to write, print or speak a wrong or illusion about the government.
- The first public demonstration of ice was artificially collected (by machine) in 1850.
- The first general election in New Zealand was in 1853.
- Richard Gatling, an American man made a machine gun in 1861.
- Gold exploration in 1864 in Helena, capital of the state of Montana, USA
- The European group withdrew Tientsin from the possession of the boxer rebels in China in 1900.
- The first liquid fuel-based rocket design was patented by Robert H. Gogard in 1914.
- The first commercial flight of the aircraft in Hawaii Island began on 14 July 1927.
- In Germany, the Nazi Party were declared illegal and the oppressive policy began in 1933.
- In World War II, German bomber aircraft bombed the Suez in 1940.
- For the first time colour broadcast was aired in 1951 in the form of horse racing on the CBS channel.
- After the rebellion of General Abdul Karim in Iraq, the end of monarchy system and the establishment of democracy took place in 1958.
- NASA’s space shuttle, passing through Mars, captured the first close-up photos of another planet in 1965.
- 85 people died in a collision between Malgari and Passenger train in Jaipur in 1969.
- The US Ministry of Finance and the Federal Reserve System announced the use of notes of 500, 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 dollars in 1969 with immediate effect, due to very low use.
- The then Soviet Union conducted underground nuclear tests in 1972.
The Democratic Party of America declared Jimmy Carter as the President in 1976.
- America did its nuclear tests on 14 July 1979.
- In Taiwan, 37 years of military rule ended in 1987.
- The United States started sending arms to Pakistan under Brown Amendment in 1996.
- Mackey Morita appointed Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea 1999.
- Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia created a new world record on 14 July 2003 in Women’s Pole Vault.
Palestine Prime Minister Salam Fayed resigned from his post in 2007.
- The Egyptian government proposed a ceasefire to end the ongoing violence between Israel and Gaza in 2014.
- The Church of England voted in 2014 in favour of women making bishops.
- NASA’s New Horizon is the first spacecraft to fly to Pluto in 2015.
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Born on 14 July
- The eighth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Har Kishen was born in 1656.
- The famous social worker Gopal Ganesh Agarkar was born in 1856.
- A famous national figure, freedom fighter and journalist Deshbandhu Gupta were born in 1900.
- The famous freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Chandrabhanu Gupta were born in 1902.
- One of the renowned Communist leaders and the first Chief Minister of Kerala, E.M.S. Namibudripad was born in 1909.
- Ninth Lok Sabha member Kalimuttu was born in 1942.
- The technology giant and the country’s largest industrialist Shiv Nadar was born in 1945.
- crown princess Victoria born on this day
Died on 14 July
- Madan Mohan, the famous music director of Hindi films, died in 1975.
- The famous Hindi film actress Leela Chitnis died in 2003.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- Bastille Day (France and French dependencies)
- Republic Day (Iraq)
- Hondurans’ Day (Honduras)
- Black Country Day (United Kingdom)
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