This Day in History on 14 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 14 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1789, 14th July: In Paris, citizens attacked the Bastille, a symbol of French state repression, and released seven prisoners. This event was the culmination of the French Revolution.

1867: Alfred Nobel successfully tested dynamite.

1933: All except the Nazi Party were outlawed in Germany.

1933: Forced sterilization program of German citizens by the Nazi Party.

1958: Uprising against the monarchy in Iraq. Abd al-Karim Qasim in power.

1976: Abolition of capital punishment in Canada.

2003: Hurricane Claudette gathers strength over the Gulf of Mexico and heads for the Texas coast, killing two people.

2013: The dedication of statue of Rachel Carson, a sculpture named for the environmentalist, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

2015: NASA’s New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.

2016: A terrorist vehicular attack in Nice, France kills 86 civilians and injures over 400 others.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Garimella Satyanarayana

1794: Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar III, the twenty-second maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore.

1856: Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, an Indian social reformer, educationist, and thinker.

1893: Garimella Satyanarayana, an Indian poet, and freedom fighter.

Shankarrao Chavan

1920: Shankarrao Chavan, an Indian politician.

1927: N. N. Kakkad, an Indian poet of the Malayalam language.

1954: R. Sarathkumar, an Indian film actor, politician, and journalist.

1954: Tanikella Bharani, an Indian actor, screenwriter, poet, playwright, and director.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1660: Baji Prabhu Deshpande, a commander of Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj.

1904: Paul Kruger, a South African politician.

1934: Dhan Gopal Mukerji, the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States and won a Newbery Medal.

1936: Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)

Madan Mohan

1963: Sivananda Saraswati, a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta.

1975: Madan Mohan, an Indian music director.

1998: Richard James and Maurice James McDonald, American brothers and entrepreneurs who founded the McDonald’s restaurant.

2003: Rajju Bhaiya, the fourth Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Further Reading

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