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July 14: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On July 14, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. In the Gregorian calendar, July 14th is the 195th day of the year. On this day, Howard Hughes establishes a new record by flying around the world in a 91-hour plane journey, and NASA’s New Horizons mission makes the first flyby of Pluto, completing the first survey of the Solar System.

The 14th of July falls under the sign of Cancer. Ingmar Bergman, Gerald Ford, and William Hanna all had famous birthdays. Today is Macaroni and Cheese Day, as well as Bastille Day.

Event

(July 14, 1789)
A mob stormed the Bastille in Paris on this day in 1789, demanding the armaments and munitions housed there. When the guards resisted, the crowd took control of the jail, symbolising the end of the ancien régime.

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(July 14, 1951)
At the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, Ferrari wins their first Formula One grand prix.

(July 14, 1957)
Rawya Ateya takes her place in the Egyptian National Assembly, being the first woman in the Arab world to do so.

(July 14, 1960)
Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in modern-day Tanzania to commence her research of wild chimpanzees.

(July 14, 2017)
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who received the Fields Medal for "exceptional contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and associated moduli spaces," died at the age of 40.

(Died on July 14, 2017)
Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician; only woman to win the Fields Medal (2014), the most prestigious award in mathematics (b. 1977).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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