History of 14 July

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History of 14 July

1900 – European Allies retook Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.

1908 – “The Adventures of Dolly” opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.

1911 – Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

1914 – Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.

1933 – All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

1940 – A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

1941 – Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

1945 – American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

1946 – Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was first published.

1951 – The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.

1951 – The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

1958 – The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.

1965 – The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.

1967 – Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run.

1968 – Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves) hit his 500th career home run.

1981 – The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.

1998 – Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

2001 – Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.

2003 – Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.

2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 10 million applications downloaded.

2008 – In Japan, construction began on the Tokyo Skytree tower.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded.

2015 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft became the first space mission to explore Pluto.

2016 – A terrorist vehicular attack in Nice, France kills 86 civilians and injures over 400 others.

Celebrating Birthday Today

1981 – Matti Hautamäki, Finnish ski jumper
1981 – Robbie Maddison, Australian motorcycle racer
1982 – Dmitry Chaplin, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
1982 – Achille Coser, Italian footballer
1983 – Igor Andreev, Russian tennis player
1983 – Thomas Howard, American football player (d. 2013)
1983 – Tito Muñoz, American conductor and academic
1984 – Renaldo Balkman, American basketball player
1984 – Erica Blasberg, American golfer (d. 2010)
1984 – Samir Handanović, Slovenian footballer
1984 – Nilmar, Brazilian footballer[16]
1985 – Billy Celeski, Australian footballer
1985 – Darrelle Revis, American football player
1985 – Chris Wright, English cricketer
1986 – Alexander Gerndt, Swedish footballer
1986 – Nikolay Kulemin, Russian ice hockey player
1986 – Dan Smith, English singer-songwriter
1987 – Aqeel Ahmed, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1987 – Margus Hunt, Estonian-American football player, discus thrower, and shot putter
1987 – Sean Smith, American football player
1987 – Ryan Sweeting, Bahamian-American tennis player
1988 – Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist
1988 – James Vaughan, English footballer
1989 – Sakari Mattila, Finnish footballer
1989 – Rolando McClain, American football player
1989 – Cyril Rioli, Australian rules footballer
1991 – Shabazz Napier, American basketball player
1993 – Sayaka Yamamoto, Japanese singer
1995 – Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer
1995 – Serge Gnabry, German footballer
1997 – Cengiz Ünder, Turkish footballer

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