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1987All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

1946Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

199614th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd

1987Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

1938Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

199146th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

198641st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes

1853Pres Franklin Pierce opens 1st industrial exposition (NY)

19141st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)

1946Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

1968Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

1870The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

1988Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

1961Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate

July 14th Historical Events
Date Event
1223
Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II 
1420
Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia 
1535
Emperor Charles V conquers Tunis 
1581
English jesuit Edmund Campion arrested 
1682
Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London 
1698
The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. 
1714
Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet 
1769
The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California). 
1771
Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California 
1789
Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille 
1791
The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England. 
1798
1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves 
1798
US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government 
1822
Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas 
1823
Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives 
1832
Opium exempted from federal tariff duty 
1845
1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC 
1845
Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many 
1850
1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration 
1853
1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace 
1853
Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan 
1853
Pres Franklin Pierce opens 1st industrial exposition (NY) 
1853
New Zealand holds its first general election 
1861
Gen McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, VA with 40,000 troops 
1861
Naval Engagement at Wilmington NC - USS Daylight establishes blockade 
1863
Battle of Falling Waters, MD (Beaver Creek) 
1863
Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality 
1864
Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana 
1865
Whymper, Hudson, Croz, Douglas & Hadow 1st to climb Matterhorn 
1868
Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure 
1870
The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year 
1877
General strike brings US railroad to a stand still 
1891
John T Smith patents corkboard 
1902
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta. 
1909
Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns 
1911
46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines 
1912
Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8) 
1914
1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard
1914
NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep 
1916
33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record) 
1916
St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston 
1918
Dutch government reclaims South seas 
1921
Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster 
1927
1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii 
1932
Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders 
1933
Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness 
1933
NSDAP (Nazis) becomes only political party in Germany 
1933
Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 & 9-44, at Leyton 
1934
116°F (47°C), Orogrande NM (state record, broken on June 27, 1994) 
1934
NY Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time 
1934
Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0 
1934
Ruth hits 700th career home run 
1936
1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government 
1936
116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record) 
1938
Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto 
1940
Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps 
1940
Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR 
1941
6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp 
1941
Cease fire of Joan of Arc (ends combat in Lebanon & Syria) 
1941
Jam rationed in Holland 
1942
1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork 
1942
Riots against Jews in Amsterdam 
1944
Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested 
1944
US assault on Coutances Cotentin 
1945
Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan 
1946
Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published 
1946
Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland 
1946
Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs 
1948
Israel bombs Cairo 
1948
Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament. 
1949
USSR explodes its 1st atom bomb 
1950
RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea 
1951
"Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances 
1951
"Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 perfs 
1951
1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race) 
1951
Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races 
1951
George Washington Carver monument unveiled 
1952
SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward) 
1953
1st US National monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver 
1953
20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati 
1953
Communist offensive in Korea 
1954
117°F (47°C), East St Louis, Illinois (state record) 
1954
118°F (48°C), Warsaw & Union, Missouri (state record) 
1955
2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England 
1956
Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 
1957
Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270 
1958
General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy 
1958
Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th & last encyclical Meminisse juvat 
1959
USS Long Beach, first nuclear powered cruiser launched at Quincy, Mass 
1960
Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1960
Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300 
1961
Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500 
1961
Finland's Miettunen government forms 
1961
Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate 
1962
Borehole for Mont Blanc tunnel finished 
1962
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open 
1964
Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France 
1964
Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter 
1965
Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4) 
1965
Israeli/Jordanian border fights 
1965
US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km) 
1966
Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory 
1967
Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal 
1967
Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing 
1967
The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits 
1968
Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick 
1968
Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic 
1968
Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1 
1968
WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1969
"Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins 
1969
Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead) 
1969
WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast 
1969
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation. 
1969
A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles' 
1969
Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry 
1970
41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin 
1970
All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox) 
1972
Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic Natl Committee 
1972
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1972
Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0 
1973
102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon 
1973
Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers 
1974
Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day 
1974
Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA 
1974
Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
1975
EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced 
1976
Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC 
1976
USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands 
1977
North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3 
1977
US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
1978
Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation 
1978
Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls 
1978
Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado 
1979
USSR performs nuclear Test 
1981
Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London 
1983
Crane (Rep-R-Il) & Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages 
1984
STS 41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads 
1984
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1985
40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker 
1985
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb 
1985
Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24 
1986
10 killed & 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid 
1986
2nd government of Lubbers sworn in 
1986
41st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes 
1986
Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide 
1986
NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission 
1986
Paul McCartney releases "Press" 
1986
Richard W Miller became 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage 
1986
Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges 
1987
58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad 
1987
All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos) 
1987
Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million 
1987
Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony 
1987
Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson 
1987
Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 
1987
Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law 
1988
200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak 
1988
Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place 
1988
WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive 
1989
16th James Bond movies "Licence to Kill" premieres 
1990
"Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC) 
1990
Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1991
46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon 
1991
Failed military coup in Mali 
1992
63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD 
1992
Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery 
1992
All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners) 
1992
386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards. 
1993
Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow & NY 
1994
Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed 
1995
LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0 
1995
Ramon Martinez pitches a 7-0 no-hitter against the Marlins 
1996
"How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 perf 
1996
"Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances 
1996
14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd 
1996
Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic 
1996
NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves 
1996
NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time 
1997
Bomb in Algiers kills 21 & wounds 40 
1998
Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party 
2002
French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations. 
2007
Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. 
2009
80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis 
2009
Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession 
2010
18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win 
2012
Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan 
2012
Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000 
2014
The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops 
2014
The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500 
2016
Obama Sends 47 US Troops to South Sudan Amid Heavy Fighting 
2016
Nintendo shares jump 9.5 percent on Pokemon GO phenomenon 
2016
US sends 47 troops to South Sudan to protect Americans 
2016
David Cameron steps down as Britain's Prime Minister 
2016
Theresa May becomes UK prime minister 
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