What Happened On This Day – 14. Juli
2016 Terrorist Attack in Nice, France Kills 85 and Injures More than 300 People
The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.
1965 Mars flyby of Mariner 4
The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.
1958 Coup in Iraq
Abd al-Karim Qasim, a brigadier in the Iraqi Army staged a military coup in Iraq, overthrowing the Hashemite monarchy. The Iraqi King Faisal II, the Crown Prince Abd al-Ilah, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Said were assassinated during the coup. Qasim took over the position of Prime Minister, which he held until 1963. The coup also led to the dissolution of the Arab Federation of Jordan and Iraq.
1957 First female parliamentarian in the Arab world is elected to office
Egyptian Rawya Ateya became the first woman to be elected to the National Assembly.
1789 Storming of the Bastille
Bastille, a prison housing only 7 prisoners at the time, was stormed by a crowd calling for the closure of the prison. The storming became the central event of the French Revolution.
Births On This Day – 14. Juli
1918 Ingmar Bergman
1913 Gerald Ford
American politician, 38th President of the United States
1912 Woody Guthrie
American singer-songwriter, musician
1862 Gustav Klimt
Austrian painter, graphic artist
Deaths On This Day – 14. Juli
2001 Guy de Lussigny
1965 Adlai Stevenson
American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois
1910 Marius Petipa
French/Russian dancer, choreographer
1881 Billy the Kid
1223 Philip II of France