July 14, 2023 was the 195th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 170 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
July 14 Historical Event(s)
French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.
The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
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.
First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.
In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
In 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?
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American painter (d. 1903)
Tom Carvel, Greek-born American businessman and inventor (d. 1990)
Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
Dale Robertson, American actor
Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
Vincent Pastore, American actor
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Zulu king
Jeff Olson, American percussionist (Trouble)
Jamey Johnson, American country music artist
Sean Flynn, American actor
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