>On July 14, 1789, During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

On July 14, 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.

On July 14, 1834, James McNeillWhistler, the famed American-born painter and designer, was born.

On July 14, 1881, Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.

On July 14, 1913, Gerald R. Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb. (His mother’s second husband later adopted and renamed him.)

On July 14, 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass., of killing a shoe company paymaster and his guard. (They were executed in 1927.)

On July 14, 1933, All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

On July 14, 1965, the American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, sending back photographs of the planet.

On July 14, 1966, Eight women were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory for student nurses. (Speck was convicted and died in prison in 1991.)