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July 14 Birthdays

Woody Guthrie
1912–1967, American folk singer, guitarist, and composer, born in Okemah, Oklahoma.

James McNeill Whistler
painter (1834)

Emmeline Pankhurst
woman suffragist. (1858)

Gertrude Bell
traveler, author, and government official (1868)

Gerald R. Ford
former president (1913)

Ingmar Bergman
director (1918)

Maulana Karenga
scholar (1941)

Matthew Fox
actor (1966)

July 14 in History


The storming and destruction of Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution.


Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writing about the U.S. government.


Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.


In one of the most controversial cases in U.S. history, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of two murders and sentenced to death.


In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi party were outlawed.


Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care was published.


A military coup overthrew the monarchy in Iraq, killing King Faisal II. General Abdul Karim Kassem becomes Iraq's leader.

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