July 14: Day of the Week
July 14, 2020 is the 196th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 170 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1223Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.
- 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.
- 1902The Campanile in St. Mark’s Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
- 1958Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
- 1965The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1454Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
- 1906Tom Carvel, Greek-born American businessman and inventor (d. 1990)
- 1919Lino Ventura, Italian-born French actor (d. 1987)
- 1940Susan Howatch, English novelist
- 1949Tommy Mottola, American music executive
- 1966Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
- 1967Marios Constantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
- 1973Paul Methric, American rapper
- 1976Geraint Jones, England cricketer
- 1985Billy Celeski, Australian footballer
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