July 14 1789 - The storming and destruction of the Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution. 1798 - Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish, false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government. 1881 - Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico. 1913 - Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States, was born Lesley Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska. (His mother's second husband later adopted and renamed him.) 1921 - 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. (They were executed in 1927.) 1933 - In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed. 1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock's book, Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care, was first published. 1958 - A military coup overthrew the monarchy in Iraq, killing King Faisal II. General Abdul Karim Kassem became Iraq's new leader. 1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, sending back photographs of the planet. 1966 - Eight student nurses were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory. (Drifter Richard Speck was convicted of the mass killing, but had his sentence reduced to life in prison, where he died in 1991.) 1976 - Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City. 1980 - The Republican national convention opened in Detroit, where apparent nominee Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to "make America great again." 1999 - Race-based school busing in Boston ended after 25 years. 2003 - Journalist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column, citing two Bush administration officials. 2004 - The Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. 2009 - At her Senate confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor pushed back vigorously against Republican charges that she would bring bias and a liberal agenda to the nation's highest bench. 2009 - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff arrived at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina to begin serving a 150-year sentence for his massive Ponzi scheme. 2013 - Thousands of demonstrators across the country protested a Florida jury's decision the day before to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 2014 - Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages. 2014 - The Church of England voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing women to become bishops. 2016 - Terror struck Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice as a large truck plowed through a festive crowed, killing 86 people in an attack claimed by Islamic State extremists; the driver was shot dead by police . 2017 - A Russian-American lobbyist said he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican campaign. Birthdays 24 - Jasmine Brown (model) 25 - Alexis Sky (model) 31 - Conor McGregor (MMA fighter) 31 - Bonnie Sveen (actress) 32 - Dan Reynolds (singer) 32 - Sara Canning (actress) 33 - Peta Murgatroyd (dancer) 40 - Scott Porter (actor) 44 - taboo (musician) 44 - Jamey Johnson (country singer) 49 - Missy Gold (actress) 53 - Tanya Donelly (singer) 53 - Matthew Fox (actor) 58 - Jackie Earle Haley (actor) 59 - Jane Lynch (actress) 59 - Ray Herndon (country musician) 59 - Kyle Gass (singer) 67 - Stan Shaw (actor) 67 - Eric Laneuville (actor) 67 - Jerry Houser (actor) 73 - Vincent Pastore (actor) 87 - Rosey Grier (football player) 91 - Nancy Olson (actress) ================================== Today in Sports History - July 14 1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, New Jersey. 1951 - In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse. 1953 - The National League wins the All-Star Game 5-1 in Cincinnati. 1967 - Eddie Matthews of the Houston Astros hit his 500th career home run. 1968 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit is 500th career home run. 1970 - The National League wins the All-Star Game 5-4 in Cincinnati. 1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed due to a 33-day-old player strike. (The game would be held on August 9.) 1987 - The National League wins the All-Star Game 2-0 in 13 innings in Oakland. 1987 - Baseball's Rookie of the Year award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson. 1988 - Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle into 7th place on the career home run list with 537. 1992 - The American League wins the All-Star Game 13-6 in San Diego. 2009 - The American League won the All-Star Game 4-3 in St. Louis. 2015 - The American League wins the All-Star Game 6-3 in Cincinnati.