July 14th

2016
Terrorist Attack in Nice, France Kills 85 and Injures More than 300 People. The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.
2016 Nice attack
1992
386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards.
386BSD
1965
Mars flyby of Mariner 4. The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.
Mariner 4
1958
Coup in Iraq. Abd al-Karim Qasim, a brigadier in the Iraqi Army staged a military coup in Iraq, overthrowing the Hashemite monarchy. The Iraqi King Faisal II, the Crown Prince Abd al-Ilah, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Said were assassinated during the coup. Qasim took over the position of Prime Minister, which he held until 1963. The coup also led to the dissolution of the Arab Federation of Jordan and Iraq.
14 July Revolution
1957
First female parliamentarian in the Arab world is elected to office. Egyptian Rawya Ateya became the first woman to be elected to the National Assembly.
Rawya Ateya
1946
Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care was published.
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
1941
6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp.
1933
In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi party were outlawed.
Enabling Act of 1933
1921
In one of the most controversial cases in U.S. history, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of two murders and sentenced to death.
Sacco and Vanzetti
1881
Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.
Billy the Kid
1798
Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
Alien and Sedition Acts
1789
Storming of the Bastille. Bastille, a prison housing only 7 prisoners at the time, was stormed by a crowd calling for the closure of the prison. The storming became the central event of the French Revolution.
Storming of the Bastille