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July 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 14, 1881, American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot dead by the police?

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

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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 interesting facts about July 14th in history!

What Events Happened On July 14 In History?

2018 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.

2015 Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” was published.

2015 NASA’s New Horizons space probe completed the first flyby of Pluto in the history of human spaceflight.

Launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in January 2006, the New Horizons probe was humanity's first attempt to fly a probe to Pluto. Despite the rather lofty goals, New Horizons not only managed to complete a flyby but managed to remain completely healthy and intact.

2008 Batman’s “The Dark Knight” premiered in London.

2002 President of France, Jacques Chirac narrowly escaped an assassination during the 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.

1992 Lynne and William Jolitz released the Unix-like operating system 386BSD.

1946 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.

1914 A patent was granted to Robert Goddard for a liquid-filled rocket.

1881 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.

1865 Alpinists reached the summit of Matterhorn for the first time.

Matterhorn is a mountain in the Alps that borders Switzerland and Italy and was the "white whale" of all aspiring alpinists in the 19th Century. Seven men embarked on the expedition, but only three survived - Edward Whymper and his two Swiss guides, a father-and-son team both by the name of Peter Taugwalder. The other four expedition members perished on the descent when one slipped and pulled the others to their deaths.

1789 The French Revolution began when the Parisians invaded Bastille Prison.

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

1682 English composer Henry Purcell was appointed organist of the Chapel Royal, London.

Famous People Born On July 14

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Matthew Fox! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1988 Conor McGregor

Irish Martial Artist

Conor McGregor
Age:
33 years old
Born In:
Dublin, Ireland

1960 Jane Lynch

American Actress

Jane Lynch
Age:
61 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA

1913 Gerald Ford

American President

Gerald Ford
Died On:
Dec 26, 2006 (Age 93)
Born In:
Nebraska, USA

1966 Matthew Fox

American Actor

Matthew Fox
Age:
55 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA

Special Holidays On July 14

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

July 14: National Mac & Cheese Day

National Mac & Cheese Day

One of the ultimate comfort foods has to be a nice big bowl of mac & cheese. This food is so loved that today is actually National Mac & Cheese Day. We don’t need to tell you how to celebrate this one!

July 14: Shark Awareness Day

Shark Awareness Day

Did you know that more people die from vending machines falling on them yearly than from shark attacks? That’s not to say you should jump in shark-infested waters, though. If you do one thing today, read up on sharks and spread the word about them - they’re pretty rad!

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July 14 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Cancer is represented by the crab and is the fourth sign in the zodiac. Anyone born between June 21 and July 22 falls into this astrological sign.

If you were born in July, Ruby is your assigned birthstone. Folklore says that rubies should be worn on the left hand to promote good luck, and if you dream about the gemstone, this also gives you good luck.

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on October 21 in the previous year.

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