|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|French National Day||Multiple [Show]||Public Holiday|
|French National Day||Mayotte||Optional Holiday|
|Naadam Holiday (National Day)||Mongolia||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||Iraq||National Holiday|
|Statehood Day (day 2)||Montenegro||National Holiday|
|Pandemonium Day||-||Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)|
|National Grand Marnier Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|National Tape Measure Day||-||Unofficial (Products & Technology )|
|National Nude Day||-||Unofficial (Activity & Action, Lifestyle)|
|National Mac & Cheese Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|Bastille Day||Multiple [Show]||Multiple Types|
Historical Events on July 14
- 1789: The Bastille is stormed by Parisians during the French Revolution.
- 1789: On his search for a river that would take him to the Pacific, Alexander Mackenzie discovers the river that would eventually be named after him and flows into the Arctic Ocean. It’s the second-largest river system to exist in North America.
- 1791: A supporter of the French Revolution, Joseph Priestly, is driven out of Birmingham, England during the Priestley Riots.
- 1798: In the U.S., the Sedition Act is made into law. This act makes it a Federal crime to write, utter, print or publish false or malicious comments about the government of the U.S.
- 1853: The first major United States World’s Fair – the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations – is opened in New York City.
- 1874: Almost 50 acres of Chicago is burned down during the Chicago Fire of 1874. Over 800 buildings are destroyed and approximately 20 people are killed.
- 1881: Pat Garret shoots down Billy the Kid outside of Fort Sumner.
- 1933: All political parties in Germany, except for the Nazi Party is outlawed during Gleichschaltung.
- 1933: Nazi Eugenics begins with a call for the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who is believed to suffer from genetic disorders.
- 1943: The George Washington Carver National Monument is opened in Diamond, Missouri. It becomes the first U.S National monument to honor an African-American.
- 1950: The Battle of Taejon is started by North Korean forces during the Korean War.
Famous Birthdays on July 14
- English archaeologist and writer, Gertrude Bell is born in 1868.
- French painter and illustrator, Marco de Gastyne is born in 1889.
- American actor George Tobias is born in 1901.
- American animator, director and co-founder of Hanna Barbera, William Hanna is born in 1910.
- American businesswoman Aubrey McClendon is born in 1959.
- American actress Jane Lynch is born in 1960.
- American actor Jackie Earle Haley is born in 1961.
- American actor Matthew Fox is born in 1966.