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July 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 14

July 14th is the day we officially celebrate Mac & Cheese Day as well as Shark Awareness Day.

We’ve reached the 195th day of the year. There are 170 days left until the end of the year.

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Cancer.

July 14 has been such a special day in history. On this day we saw many major developments in technology, new movie releases, and so much more!

Did you know that on this day in 1881, American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot dead by the police? He was only 21 at the time but had already killed at least 8 men.

Keep reading for more facts about July 14th in history!

What Happened On July 14 In History?


During an interview with CBS, Donald Trump stated that the European Union is his biggest foe.

"Now you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe. Russia is a foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly a foe." - Donald Trump
Source NY Times

Harper Lee’s second novel “Go Set a Watchman” was published.


Batman’s “The Dark Knight” premiered in London.


President of France, Jacques Chirac narrowly escaped an assassination during Bastille Day celebration.

Nobody was hurt during the incident. The attacker was a 25-year-old who was a member of "neo-Nazi and hooligan" groups.

The Unix-like operating system 386BSD was released by Lynne and William Jolitz.


The Everly Brothers broke up after Phil Avery smashed guitar and stormed off stage.


Dr. Benjamin Spock’s book “Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care” was published.

It went on to be one of the best sellers of the 20th Century.

A patent was granted to Robert Goddard for a liquid-filled rocket.


American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H, Bonney was shot dead by police.

OTD in 1881: American outlaw Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid had killed eight men in the American Old West and was just 21 when he was taken down.

The French Revolution began on this day when the Parisians invaded Bastille Prison.

OTD in 1789: The French Revolution began on this day when the Parisians invaded Bastille Prison.
This day is known as Bastille Day, and is celebrated every year.

English composer Henry Purcell was appointed organist of the Chapel Royal, London.