Today in History - July 14

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  1. Alum-Ni

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    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.

    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.
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  2. Fear-the-Spear

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    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.)

    He needs to thank his step-dad. His birth name was lame

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