Sunday, July 14, 2024 (Week 29)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is July 14. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

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1964
The United States sends 600 more troops to Vietnam.
1951
The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri becomes the first national park honoring an African American.
1945
American battleships and cruisers bombard the Japanese home islands for the first time.
1941
Vichy French Foreign Legionaries sign an armistice in Damascus, allowing them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.
1940
A force of German bombers attacks Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.
1938
Howard Hughes and crew set a new world record for an around-the-world flight.
1933
Nazi Germany promulgates the Law for the Protection of Hereditary Health–the beginning of the Euthanasia program.
1900
European Allies retake Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.
1864
At Harrisburg, Mississippi, Federal troops under General Andrew Jackson Smith repulse an attack by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1798
The Sedition Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1789
The Bastille, a fortress in Paris used to hold political prisoners, is stormed by a mob.
1536
France and Portugal sign the Treaty of Lyons, aligning themselves against Spain.
1456
Hungarians defeat the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade, in present-day Yugoslavia.
1430
Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, is handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
1223
In France, Louis VIII succeeds his father, Philip Augustus.