On This Day In History, 14 July

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World Events Today

  • The Nazi Party in Germany made it illegal to found any new political party today in 1933, it meant they could and would be the country’s only legal political party
  • Launched in November 1964, Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet Mars today in 1965, it took the first ever close-up pictures of its surface
  • During Bastille Day today in 2016 in Nice, France, a truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people, resulting in the death of almost 100 of them, the Islamic State were behind the attack

Entertainment Events Today

  • The original version of the Nintendo platform game Mario Bros was released today in 1983
  • The superhero movie The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as The Joker, premiered today in 2008 in New York
  • The British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton won a record 6th British Grand Prix today in 2019

Family Events Today

  • Henry McCarty, better known as William H Bonney and Billy the Kid, the American Old West outlaw, died today in 1881 aged 21
  • The American animator William Hanna, who co-founded Hanna-Barbera which created The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and many more, was born today in 1910 in New Mexico
  • The American politician Gerald Ford, who served as the 38th President of the United States, was born today in 1913 in Nebraska

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Grand Marnier Day

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