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14th July

1789 The Bastille was stormed by citizens of Paris as the French Revolution began.

1858 * Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette who campaigned for over 40 years.

1867 Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite at a quarry in Redhill, Surrey, Britain.

1881 Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.

1902 The bell tower of Venice in St. Mark's Cathedral suddenly collapsed during repair work.

1911 * Terry Thomas, English actor and comedian who forever played upper-class characters.

1918 * Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and stage director.

1933 In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi party were outlawed.

1946 Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care was published.

1946 * Sue Lawley, English television newsreader and television presenter.

1958 A military coup overthrew the monarchy in Iraq, killing King Faisal II General Abdul Karim Kassem became Iraq's leader.

1959 The first nuclear warship, USS Long Beach was launched.

1989 In Paris about 500 people were involved in scuffles as Parisians celebrate the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

1991 British troops protecting the Kurdish population in Iraq began to pull out of the region.

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