On This Day in History: July 14
July 14 is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 170 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Nearly 10,000 players split $3.6 million in NC Lottery Pick 3 drawing. Thousands of players across the state of North Carolina are splitting a whopping $3.6 million in the North Carolina Lottery's Pick 3 game thanks to a popular number combination.
- Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot. A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is "dead" to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for "good luck." Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case.
- State lotteries losing revenue to 'jackpot fatigue' and casinos. The biggest loser in the lottery game? Increasingly, it's the states that rely on lottery revenue, as fewer people are buying tickets of chance.
- $333 MILLION: Powerball offers up summertime riches. This month it's not just the weather and backyard barbecue that've been hot — Lottery jackpots also continue to sizzle.
- Trial underway in world's biggest lottery fraud case. The first witnesses, including the lottery's vice president of security, took the stand Tuesday after opening statements in the trial of a former lottery worker charged in the Hot Lotto mystery winner case.
- Lottery ticket thief gets prison term shortened. An appeals court shortened the prison term for lottery-ticket thief Andy Ashkar by at least three-and-a-half years, reducing a sentence imposed by a judge because it was "unduly harsh and severe."
- Record £161m EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed. The EuroMillions ticket-holder from Britain who won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot of £161 million (US$258.4 million) has claimed their prize, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
- Canada couple loses out on $1.64M jackpot. Relying on their friends to ensure they were covered for a lottery pool has cost an Alberta, Canada, couple $1.64 million, a judge has ruled.
- Georgia Lottery profits up in 2010. Another good year for the Georgia Lottery meant more money for the state's pre-kindergarten and HOPE college scholarship programs, but it isn't enough to keep state officials from worrying about HOPE's future.
- Wrong guy: Cops beat up lottery player. A San Jose man has hired a lawyer after police wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and kicked him in the face in a case of mistaken identity.
- 4-time Texas lotto winner rich with money, mystery. Mathematicians say the odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined nearly $21 million are as slim as 1 in 18 septillion -- that's 18 followed by 24 zeros.
- Maine Lottery holds final Summer Spectacular raffle drawing. The Maine Lottery yesterday completed the third of its three Summer Spectacular raffle drawings, which awarded cash prizes, as well as some prizes not normally associated with a state lottery.
- Newspaper: Big lottery winners are rare. A North Carolina newspaper tries to put the number of big lottery winners in the state in perspective.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $29 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $29 million Wednesday.
- Retailer to testify before Tenn. lottery committee. A Tennessee retailer with a series of complaints about the corporation managing Tennessee's lottery has been asked to appear Wednesday in Nashville and testify before a state oversight committee.
- Questions surround replacement of Mexico lottery director. The director of Mexico's National Lottery, Laura Valdes, was replaced Tuesday amid accusations that the agency may have favored some private charities, rather than passing money through normal governmental channels.
- Man whose house burned down wins lottery. A Virginia man who lost all of his belongings when his house burned down during Hurricane Isabel last year has won a $150,000 lottery prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$375 Million
Jul 17, 2018
- 2.$335.5 Million
Jul 16, 2016
- 3.$217 Million
Jul 14, 2017
- 4.€188.92 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 5.$172 Million
Jul 15, 2017
- 6.$165 Million
Jul 16, 2002
- 7.$137.2 Million
Jul 14, 2021
- 8.$137 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 9.$123 Million
Jul 14, 2015
- 10.$122 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 11.€107.94 Million
Jul 14, 2016
- 12.$117 Million
Jul 16, 2021
- 13.$116 Million
Jul 17, 2013
- 14.€97 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 15.€85 Million
Jul 17, 2012
- 16.$100 Million
Jul 14, 2018
- 17.€81 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 18.€67 Million
Jul 15, 2014
- 19.$91 Million
Jul 14, 2020
- 20.$90 Million
Jul 14, 2012
- 21.$88 Million
Jul 15, 2008
- 22.$87 Million
Jul 15, 2020
- 23.$86 Million
Jul 15, 2006
- 24.€70.77 Million
Jul 15, 2017
- 25.€57 Million
Jul 17, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
33 years old
Monday, Jul 14, 1986
35 years old
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1982
39 years old
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1981
40 years old
Saturday, Jul 14, 1979
42 years old
Thursday, Jul 14, 1977
44 years old
Monday, Jul 14, 1975
46 years old
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1971
50 years old
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1970
51 years old
Sunday, Jul 14, 1968
53 years old
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1965
56 years old
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1964
57 years old
Sunday, Jul 14, 1963
58 years old
Sunday, Jul 14, 1957
64 years old
Monday, Jul 14, 1947
74 years old
Saturday, Jul 14, 1945
76 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- NASA's New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
- Dedication of statue of Rachel Carson, a sculpture named for the environmentalist, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
- Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet. The photographs take approximately six hours to be transmitted back to Earth.
- Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her study of chimpanzees in the wild.
- In the 14 July Revolution in Iraq, the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abd al-Karim Qasim, who becomes the nation's new leader.
- Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
- Korean War: beginning of the Battle of Taejon.
- Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.
- In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
- In a decree called the Gleichschaltung, Hitler abolishes all German political parties except the Nazis.
- Nazi eugenics programme begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring requiring the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders.
- Battle of Delville Wood begins as an action within the Battle of the Somme, lasting until 3 September 1916.
- Beginning of the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and the British official Henry McMahon concerning the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
- Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright brothers, is greeted by President Taft after he lands his aeroplane on the South Lawn of the White House, having flown from Boston.
- The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
- Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
- American outlaw Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the Maxwell House at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
- The Chicago Fire of 1874 burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago's city council.
- The first ascent of the Matterhorn is completed by Edward Whymper and his party, four of whom die on the descent.
- Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.
- The Finnish War: the Battle of Lapua was fought.
- The Sedition Act of 1798 becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
- Beginning of Priestley Riots (to 17 July) in Birmingham targeting Joseph Priestley as a supporter of the French Revolution.
- Inaugural Fête de la Fédération is held to celebrate the unity of the French people and the national reconciliation.
- Storming of the Bastille in Paris. This event escalates the widespread discontent into the French Revolution. Bastille Day is still celebrated annually in France.
- Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.
- An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá leaves its base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
- Battle of Vítkov Hill, decisive victory of Czech Hussite forces commanded by Jan Žižka against Crusade army led by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II.
Births On This Day
- Jérémy Stravius, French swimmer; winner of five gold medals in Olympic and world championship competitions.
- Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
- Anna Bligh, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Queensland
- Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter, activist and actress
- Bruce Oldfield, English fashion designer
- Tommy Mottola, American businessman and music publisher
- Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Zulu king
- John Blackman, Australian radio and television presenter
- Claudia J. Kennedy, American general
- Salih Neftçi, Turkish economist and author (d. 2009)
- Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius physician and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Mauritius
- John Wood, Australian actor and screenwriter
- Javier Solana, Spanish physicist and politician, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Maulana Karenga, American philosopher, author, and activist, created Kwanzaa
- Andreas Khol, German-Austrian lawyer and politician
- Susan Howatch, English author and academic
- Karel Gott, Czech singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2019)
- George Edgar Slusser, American scholar and author (d. 2014)
- Jerry Rubin, American activist, author, and businessman (d. 1994)
- Tommy Vig, Hungarian vibraphone player, drummer, and composer
- Yoshiro Mori, Japanese journalist and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Japan
- Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1996)
- Robert Bourassa, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1996)
- Dumaagiin Sodnom, Mongolian politician; 13th Prime Minister of Mongolia
- Rosey Grier, American football player and actor
- Del Reeves, American country singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Jacqueline de Ribes, French fashion designer and philanthropist
- E. V. Thompson, English police officer and author (d. 2012)
- Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Benoît Sinzogan, Beninese military officer and politician
- Nancy Olson, American actress
- William Rees-Mogg, English journalist and public servant (d. 2012)
- John Chancellor, American journalist (d. 1996)
- Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (d. 2010)
- Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (d. 2017)
- Himayat Ali Shair, Urdu poet (d. 2019)
- Bruce L. Douglas, American politician
- Warren Giese, American football player, coach, and politician (d. 2013)
- René Favaloro, Argentine surgeon and cardiologist (d. 2000)
- Dale Robertson, American actor (d. 2013)
- Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (d. 2013)
- Robin Olds, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
- Elfriede Rinkel, German SS officer (d. 2018)
- Käbi Laretei, Estonian-Swedish concert pianist (d. 2014)
- Sixto Durán Ballén, American-Ecuadorian architect and politician, 48th President of Ecuador (d. 2016)
- Leon Garfield, English author (d. 1996)
- Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- Shankarrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Finance (d. 2004)
- Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Arthur Laurents, American director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2011)
- Jay Wright Forrester, American computer engineer and systems scientist (d. 2016)
- Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)
- Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
- Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and author (d. 2000)
- William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2001)
- Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
- Irving Stone, American author and educator (d. 1989)
- Gerald Finzi, English composer and academic (d. 1956)
- Happy Chandler, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky, second Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1991)
- Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish soldier and anarchist (d. 1936)
- Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1979)
- Clarence J. Brown, American publisher and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (d. 1965)
- Garimella Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1952)
- Marco de Gastyne, French painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
- Ante Pavelic, Croatian fascist dictator during World War II (d. 1959)
- Scipio Slataper, Italian author and critic (d. 1915)
- Sisavang Vong, Laotian king (d. 1959)
- Donald Meek, Scottish-American stage and film actor (d. 1946)
- Abbas II of Egypt (d. 1944)
- Crawford Vaughan, Australian politician, 27th Premier of South Australia (d. 1947)
- Albert Marque, French sculptor and doll maker (d. 1939)
- Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (d. 1926)
- Juliette Wytsman, Belgian painter (d. 1925)
- Arthur Capper, American journalist and politician, 20th Governor of Kansas (d. 1951)
- Florence Bascom, American geologist and educator (d. 1945)
- Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1918)
- Kate M. Gordon, American activist (d. 1931)
- Willy Hess, German violinist and educator (d. 1928)
- Edward Benson, English archbishop (d. 1896)
- Arthur de Gobineau, French writer who founded Gobinism to promote development of racism (d. 1882)
- Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and anatomist (d. 1858)
- Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1851)
- Michel de Beaupuy, French general (d. 1796)
- Gavrila Derzhavin, Russian poet and politician (d. 1816)
- John Douglas, Scottish bishop and scholar (d. 1807)
- William Oldys, English historian and author (d. 1761)
- Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French general (d. 1747)
- Jacques d'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
- Pasquier Quesnel, French priest and theologian (d. 1719)
- Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
- George Goring, Lord Goring, English general (d. 1657)
- Cardinal Jules Mazarin, Italian-French cardinal and politician, chief minister of France from 5 December 1642 to 9 March 1661 (d. 1661)
- Philip I, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1560)
- Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1494)
- Arnold, Duke of Guelders, (d. 1473)
- Murakami, emperor of Japan (d. 967)
Deaths On This Day
- Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician; only woman to win the Fields Medal (2014), the most prestigious award in mathematics (b. 1977)
- Cicely Saunders, English hospice founder (b. 1918)
- Pepo, Chilean cartoonist; creator of Condorito (b. 1911)
- Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1909)
- Léo Ferré, Monacan singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet (b. 1916)
- Constance Stokes, Australian painter (b. 1906)
- Frank Bell, English linguist and academic (b. 1916)
- Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer (b. 1893)
- Ernest Tidyman, American author and screenwriter; Academy Award winner for The French Connection (b. 1928)
- Carl Spaatz, American World War II general; commander of the Strategic Air Forces in Europe (b. 1891)
- Preston Foster, American actor (b. 1900)
- Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian author and poet (b. 1892)
- Tudor Arghezi, Romanian author and poet (b. 1880)
- Julie Manet, French painter and art collector (b. 1878)
- Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1900)
- Jacinto Benavente, Spanish author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
- Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1860)
- Julius Meier, American businessman and politician, 20th Governor of Oregon (b. 1874)
- Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)
- Quentin Roosevelt, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
- Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887)
- Marius Petipa, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1818)
- William Henry Perkin, English chemist and academic (b. 1838)
- Paul Kruger, South African politician, 5th President of the South African Republic (b. 1824)
- William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid, American gunfighter and outlaw (b. 1859 or 1860)
- John Buckley, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1813)
- Edward Vernon Utterson, English lawyer and historian (b. 1775)
- August Neander, German historian and theologian (b. 1789)
- Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American diplomat (b. 1763)
- Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist and engineer, reviver of wave theory of light, inventor of catadioptric lighthouse lens (b. 1788)
- Germaine de Staël, French philosopher and author (b. 1766)
- Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan general (b. 1750)
- Nicodemus the Hagiorite, Greek monk and saint (b. 1749)
- Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)
- Jacques de Flesselles, French politician (b. 1721)
- Bernard-René de Launay, French politician (b. 1740)
- Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (b. 1713)
- James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley, Irish field marshal (b. 1682)
- Richard Bentley, English scholar and theologian (b. 1662)
- Claude Fleury, French historian and author (b. 1640)
- Camillus de Lellis, Italian priest and saint (b. 1550)
- Richard Taverner, English translator (b. 1505)
- John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, English peer, landowner, and Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1499)
- Margaret of Denmark, daughter of Christian I of Denmark (b. 1456)
- Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (b. 1222)
- Hojo Yasutoki, regent of Japan (b. 1183)
- Philip II, king of France (b. 1165)
- Arnulf I, duke of Bavaria
- Wei Fu, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Otomo no Otomaro, Japanese general and Shogun (b. 731)
- Eorcenberht, king of Kent