Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 14, 1789, during the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
 
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On this date in:
1798Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
1881Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.
1912Folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Okla..
1913Gerald R. Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb. (His mother's second husband later adopted and renamed him.)
1921Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass., of killing a shoe company paymaster and his guard. (They were executed in 1927.)
1933All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1958The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1966Eight student nurses were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory.
1976Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.
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1999Race-based school busing in Boston ended after 25 years.
1999Major league baseball umpires voted to resign and not work the final month of the season.
2003Journalist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column, citing two Bush administration officials.
2004The Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:

NameProfessionAge
Harry Dean StantonActor89
Polly BergenActress, singer85
Rosey GrierFootball player83
Vincent PastoreActor ("The Sopranos")69
Tommy MottolaFormer music company executive66
Susana MartinezGovernor of New Mexico56
Matthew FoxActor ("Lost")49
Patrick KennedyFormer U.S. representative, D-R.I.48
Missy GoldActress45
Tim HudsonBaseball player40
tabooHip-hop musician (Black-Eyed Peas)40
Scott PorterActor ("Friday Night Lights")36
Darrelle RevisFootball player30
Actor Jackie Earle Haley turns 54 years old today.
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