Today is Friday, July 14th, the 195th day of 2023. There are 170 days left in the year.
On July 14, 2004, the Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, with 48 senators voting in favor of advancing the bill, 12 short of the required 60 and 50 senators. voted in favor of blocking.
In 1789, in an event that marked the beginning of the French Revolution, Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released seven prisoners inside.
In 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writings about the United States government.
In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., aka “Billy the Kid,” was shot dead by Sheriff Pat Garrett in what is now Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
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In 1912, American folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie was born in Okema, Oklahoma.
In 1933 all political parties in Germany were outlawed except the Nazi party.
In 1976, Jimmy Carter was nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee at the party’s convention in New York.
In 1980, as the Republican National Convention opened in Detroit, prospective president Ronald Reagan announced at a rally that he and his supporters were determined to “make America great again.”
In 2009, disgraced investor Bernard Madoff arrived at Banner Federal Correctional Institution in North Carolina to serve a 150-year prison sentence for a massive pyramid scheme.
In 2015, world powers and Iran signed a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for the relief of international sanctions.
In 2016, 86 people were killed when a lorry plowed into a festive crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice during a Bastille Day celebration. Eighty-six people were killed in attacks by Islamic State militants. The driver was shot dead by police.
In 2020, researchers reported that the first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the United States boosted people’s immune systems, as scientists hoped. The vaccine was developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna.
10 years ago: Thousands of demonstrators across the country a day earlier protested a Florida jury’s decision to acquit George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In a television interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for stronger European and global rules on data protection in the aftermath of recent revelations about US surveillance programs.
5 years ago: Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams in the women’s final to win her first Wimbledon title. Firefighter Braden Varney has died while trying to stop wildfires from spreading near California’s Yosemite National Park. Thousands of people in Scotland protested Donald Trump as the President of the United States played golf at a golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland, ahead of a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. held colorful and peaceful protests.
1 year ago: President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid stood side by side at a joint news conference and declared that they would not allow Iran to become a nuclear state. But opinions were divided on how to get there, with Mr. Biden saying he still wanted to give diplomacy a chance and Mr. Rapid saying words alone couldn’t stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Former President Donald Trump’s first wife and mother of three eldest sons, Ivana Trump, has died in New York City at the age of 73. The National Gallery of Scotland has announced that a previously unknown self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh has been discovered behind another painting. The artist’s paintings as the canvas was x-rayed by an expert prior to the upcoming exhibition.
Today’s Birthday: Actor Nancy Olson is 95 years old. Former football player and actor Rosie Greer is 91 years old. Actor Vincent Pastore is 77 years old. Music company executive Tommy Mottola is 75 years old. Rock musician Chris Cross (Ultrabox) is 71 years old. Actor Jerry Hauser is 71 years old. Actor and director Eric is 95 years old. Lanouville is 71 years old. Actor Stan Shaw is 71 years old. Film producer Scott Rudin is 65. Singer and guitarist Kyle Gass is 63 years old. Actor Jane Lynch is 63 years old. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 62 years old. Actor Matthew Fox is 57 years old. Rock musician Ellen Reed (Crush). Test Dummies) is 57, rock singer and musician Tanya Donnelly is 57, former child star Missy Gold is 53, Olympic gold medal snowboarder Ross Levagliati is 52, and R&B singer Tameka Kotor (Ex) is 52. Cape) is 48, and country singer Jamie Johnson is 48. – Hop musician “Taboo” (Black Eyed Peas) is 48 years old. Actor Scott Porter is 44 years old. Actor/writer/producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is 38 years old. Rock singer Dan Smith (Bastille) is 37 years old. Actor Sarah Canning (TV “The The”) Vampire Diaries) is also 36 years old, and rock singer Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) is also 36 years old.