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1099: In the First Crusade, a force of European Christians conquers the walled city of Jerusalem, massacring thousands of its inhabitants.
1881: In Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Sheriff Pat Garrett shoots and kills the outlaw William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, who escaped from his jail three months before.
1933: The German government, having given Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers, outlaws all political parties except the National Socialist, or Nazi, party.
1958: A coup in Iraq led by General 'Abd al-Karim Kassem overthrows the country's monarchy, kills King Faisal II, and declares Iraq a republic.
1965: U.S. space probe Mariner 4 flies by Mars. On its mission the probe relays the first photographs from Mars back to Earth, which reveal the planet's cratered surface.
July 14, 1997 Bomb in Algiers kills 21 and wounds 40
July 14, 1987 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
July 14, 1986 10 killed and 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
July 14, 1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk U.S.S.R.
July 14, 1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
July 14, 1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 14, 1967 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
July 14, 1961 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate
July 14, 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race) (...bread and circuses...)
July 14, 1949 U.S.S.R. explodes their 1st atom bomb
July 14, 1945 - The first U.S. Naval bombardment of Japanese home islands.
July 14, 1914 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted, Dr. Robert Goddard
July 14, 1877 General strike brings U.S. railroad to a stand still
July 14, 1798 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves
July 14, 1798 Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous and malicious" writing against U.S. government
July 14, 1535 Emperor Charles V conquerors Tunis
July 14, 1520 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernan Cortes and Tlascala's vs Aztecs
July 14, 1420 Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia
Originally posted by FlyersFan
You can take just about any date and look through history to find a string of important events. Sorry but I don't think that July 14 has any extra special element to it. I could be wrong ... but I just don't see it.