July 14: Day of the Week
July 14, 2020 was the 196th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 170 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac 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.
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July 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1771Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.
- 1798The 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.
- 1853Opening of the first major US world’s fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.
- 1911Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright Brothers lands his airplane at the South Lawn of the White House. He is later awarded a Gold medal from President Taft for this feat.
- 1916Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.
- 1960Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
- 1969The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
- 1987Montreal, Canada, is hit by a series of thunderstorms causing the Montreal Flood of 1987.
- 1992386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
- 2003In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame is a CIA “operative”.
Who were born on July 14?
- 1785Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (d. 1851)
- 1874Khedive Abbas II of Egypt and Sudan (d. 1944)
- 1893Dave Fleischer, American animator, film director and film producer (d. 1979)
- 1911Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 2000)
- 1918Arthur Laurents, American playwright, novelist, and director (d. 2011)
- 1931Jacqueline de Ribes, French fashion designer
- 1940Susan Howatch, English novelist
- 1958Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist
- 1966Matthew Fox, American actor
- 1966Tanya Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses, Belly)
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