About July 14

July 14, 2022 is the 195th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 170 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 192 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 14

  • 1223
    Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.
  • 1769
    An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
  • 1771
    Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.
  • 1789
    Alexander Mackenzie finally completes his journey to the mouth of the great river he hoped would take him to the Pacific, but which turns out to flow into the Arctic Ocean. Later named after him, the Mackenzie is the second-longest river system in North America.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
  • 1791
    The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
  • 1798
    The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
  • 1865
    First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
  • 1877
    The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 begins in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers have their wages cut for the second time in a year.
  • 1881
    Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
  • 1902
    The Campanile in St. Mark’s Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
  • 1943
    In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon.
  • 1957
    Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
  • 1960
    Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
  • 1965
    The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
  • 1987
    Montreal, Canada, is hit by a series of thunderstorms causing the Montreal Flood of 1987.
  • 1992
    386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
  • 2002
    French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

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