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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1791The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
- 1900Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
- 1902The Campanile in St. Mark’s Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
- 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.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
- 1943In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
- 1957Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
- 2000A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
- 2002French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
Who were born on July 14?
- 1885King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)
- 1921Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
- 1923Dale Robertson, American actor
- 1928Nancy Olson, American actress
- 1939Sid Haig, American actor
- 1943Christopher Priest, English novelist
- 1955L. Brent Bozell III, American writer and pundit
- 1961Jackie Earle Haley, American actor
- 1966Tanya Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses, Belly)
- 1971Mark LoMonaco (Bubba Ray Dudley), American professional wrestler
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