July 14: Day of the Week
July 14, 2019 was the 195th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 170 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1789Alexander 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.
- 1789French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
- 1791The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
- 1865First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
- 1877The 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.
- 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.
- 1943In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
- 1948Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.
- 1969Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
- 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?
- 1671Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
- 1755Michel de Beaupuy, French general of the Revolution (d. 1796)
- 1862Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
- 1923Dale Robertson, American actor
- 1933Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Heir to the House of Stuart
- 1939George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
- 1947Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
- 1958Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist
- 1974David Mitchell, English comedian and actor
- 1980Chad Faust, Canadian actor
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