This Day for You - July 14
The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France.
The World Celebrates:
National Grand Marnier Day
National Tape Measure Day
National Mac & Cheese Day
You Share Your Birthday With:
Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, in 1913
Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman in 1918
Football star/actor Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier in 1932
Evangelist Franklin Graham in 1952
Actor Jane Lynch in 1960
Actor Matthew Fox in 1966
On this day:
1636 – Aurangzeb Is Appointed Viceroy of Deccan by Shah Jahan. On July 14th 1636, Aurangzeb was appointed the Viceroy of Deccan by his father and Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Aurangzeb, the son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, was the sixth Mughal Emperor of India.
1933 - Russia Typhus Epidemic
1966 - U.S.A. Richard Speck Murders
1978 - U.S.A. Public Service Strikes
1987 - Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
2002 - French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations
2015 - Harper Lee's 2nd novel "Go Set A Watchman", an early 1957 version of "To Kill A Mockingbird" goes on sale in 70 countries
2019 - US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of color "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"