1581        Jul 14, English Jesuit Edmund Campion was arrested

1853        Jul 14, Pres. Franklin Pierce opened the 1st industrial exposition in NY. Some 4,000 exhibitors gathered for a trade show at the New York Crystal Palace (later Bryant Park).

1946        Jul 14, Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was published.


1976        Jul 14, Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination by an overwhelming margin at the party’s convention in New York City.


1993        Jul 14, President Clinton visited flood-stricken Iowa for the second time in 10 days, telling flood victims to “hang in there.” 

2000        Jul 14, In Australia John Roche contacted the Australian intelligence agency, known as ASIO to discuss information regarding his contacts with al-Qaeda.


2002        Jul 14, Joaquin Balaguer (95), who ruled the Dominican Republic for 22 years and dominated his country’s politics for years after leaving office, died.


2004        Jul 14, Gov. Osama Youssef Kashmoula, a university professor, was gunned down as his convoy traveled to Baghdad for meetings with police officials on improving security.


2006        Jul 14, East Timor’s President Xanana Gusmao swore in a new government as his tiny nation looked for a return to political order after several weeks of unrest.

2006        Jul 14, Poland’s Pres. Lech Kaczynski (57) swore in his identical twin brother, Jaroslaw, as prime minister, along with a socially conservative Cabinet made up largely of the same ministers who resigned in a shake-up days earlier.

2007        Jul 14, Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad resigned as head of an emergency government and was immediately appointed to lead an interim Cabinet.

2009        Jul 14, President Barack Obama unveiled a $12 billion initiative to boost community colleges and propel the United States toward his goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020

2010        Jul 14, In Rwanda Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, deputy president of the opposition Rwandan Democratic Green Party, was found nearly decapitated and dumped by a river. He was last seen a day earlier walking out of a bar in a southern district.


2012        Jul 14, In Israel Moshe Silman (58) set himself ablaze at a social justice demonstration in the city of Tel Aviv. Silman blamed PM Netanyahu and the Israeli establishment for “stealing” from him, saying they had “left him with nothing.” Silman died of his burns on July 20.

2013        Jul 14, In Egypt Mohamed ElBaradei (71), a leading reform advocate, took office as Egypt’s interim vice president, reinforcing the role in the new leadership of liberals who are strongly opposed to the deposed president’s Muslim Brotherhood.

2014        Jul 14, Nepal’s former crown price Paras Shah, notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle, was released on bail for marijuana possession in Thailand. In 2012 he was arrested for marijuana possession on the resort island of Phuket in southern Thailand.