July 14: Day of the Week
July 14, 2021 is the 195th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 170 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1769An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
- 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.
- 1790French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.
- 1791The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
- 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.
- 1943In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
- 1950Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon.
- 1958Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
Who were born on July 14?
- 1454Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
- 1858Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928)
- 1896Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
- 1918Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and theatre director (d. 2007)
- 1920Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 2004)
- 1947Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
- 1947Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius politician, 3rd and 6th Prime Minister of Mauritius
- 1971Marie-Chantal Toupin, Canadian singer
- 1980Jed Madela, Filipino singer
- 1988James Vaughan, English footballer
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