Today in History – July 14 in History

Today in History – July 14 in History

What happened on this day in history – July 14 in History around the world

1223 In France, Louis VIII succeeds his father, Philip Augustus.
1430 Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, is handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
1456 Hungarians defeat the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade, in present-day Yugoslavia.
1536 France and Portugal sign the Treaty of Lyons, aligning themselves against Spain.
1789 The Bastille, a fortress in Paris used to hold political prisoners, is stormed by a mob.
1798 The Sedition Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1864 At Harrisburg, Mississippi, Federal troops under General Andrew Jackson Smith repulse an attack by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1900 European Allies retake Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.
1933 Nazi Germany promulgates the Law for the Protection of Hereditary Health–the begining of the Euthanasia program.
1938 Howard Huges and crew set a new world record for an around-the-world flight.
1940 A force of German bombers attacks Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.
1941 Vichy French Foreign Legionaries sign an armistice in Damascus, allowing them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.
1945 American battleships and cruisers bombard the Japanese home islands for the first time.
1951 The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri becomes the first national park honoring an African American.
1964 The United States sends 600 more troops to Vietnam.
Born on July 14
1858 Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
1860 Owen Wister, novelist (The Virginian).
1903 Irving Stone, biographical novelist.
1904 Isaac Singer, Polish-born American writer.
1912 Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie, American folk singer.
1913 Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974-1977).
1916 Natalia Ginzberg, Italian novelist (The Dry Heat, Family Sayings).
1918 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (The Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander).
1918 Arthur Laurents, writer and librettist.

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