Did anything important happen on the same day you were born?

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  • 8 years ago
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    well my birthday on july 14

    here are some events that have happened on that day in different years:

    Holidays and observances

    * Bastille Day (France and French dependencies)

    * Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day. (Sweden)

    * Christian Feast Day:

    o Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (United States)

    o Camillus de Lellis (Roman Catholic Church, except in the United States)

    o Francis Solanus

    o Idus of Leinster

    o Libert of Saint-Trond

    o Ulrich of Zell

    o July 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)


    * 1223 – Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.

    * 1769 – An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

    * 1771 – Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.

    * 1789 – French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.

    * 1789 – Alexander Mackenzie finally completes his journey to the mouth of the great river he hoped would take him to the Pacific, but which turns out to flow into the Arctic Ocean. Later named after him, the Mackenzie is the second-longest river system in North America.

    * 1790 – French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.

    * 1791 – The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.

    * 1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.

    * 1853 – Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.

    * 1865 – First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.

    * 1877 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 begins in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, when Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers have their wages cut for the second time in a year.

    * 1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.

    * 1900 – Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.

    * 1902 – The Campanile in St. Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.

    * 1911 – Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright Brothers lands his airplane at the South Lawn of the White House. He is later awarded a Gold medal from U.S. President William Howard Taft for this feat.

    * 1916 – Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916.

    * 1933 – Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.

    * 1943 – In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.

    * 1948 – Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.

    * 1950 – Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon.

    * 1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.

    * 1958 – Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader.

    * 1960 – Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.

    * 1965 – The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.

    * 1969 – Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.

    * 1969 – The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.

    * 1987 – Montreal, Canada, is hit by a series of thunderstorms causing the Montreal Flood of 1987.

    * 1992 – 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.

    * 2000 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.

    * 2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

    * 2003 – In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame is a CIA "operative".

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  • 8 years ago

    You were born

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  • 4 years ago

    august 4 1940

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Well me being born was pretty important.

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  • 8 years ago

    1649 – The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.

    1685 – James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.

    1778 – American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.

    1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

    1806 – Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.

    1815 – New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.

    1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.

    1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

    1833 – Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.

    1840 – Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

    1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

    1851 – The largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history take place in the state of Victoria.

    1862 – American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

    1899 – Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.

    1900 – The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.

    1914 – The Bondetåget, a peasant uprising in support of the monarchy, takes place in Sweden

    1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.

    1922 – The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.

    1933 – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.

    1934 – Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.

    1942 – World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.

    1951 – The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.

    1952 – Elizabeth II becomes the first queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms since Queen Victoria upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

    1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers killed in the Munich air disaster.

    1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.

    1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

    1976 – In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

    1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.

    1981 – The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

    1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.

    1989 – The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

    1996 – Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

    2000 – Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.

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  • 4 years ago

    April 30, 1941

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    aug 16,Elvis died

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