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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Born

  • Frederick Louis Maytag (manufacturer)
  • Woody Guthrie (folk singer)
  • Gerald Ford (38th U.S. president)
  • Ingmar Bergman (director)
  • Polly Bergen (actress)
  • Matthew Fox (actor)
  • Robin Ventura (baseball player)
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  • Sean Flynn-Amir (actor)

Died

  • Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (politician)
  • Joaquin Balaguer (Latin American politician)
  • Nin (cat who served as the Mount Washington Observatory’s mascot for a dozen years)

Events

  • Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father
  • The Priestley Riots took place in Birmingham, England
  • The first World’s Fair to be held in the United States opened in New York City
  • Gold discovered in Last Chance Gulch (Helena), Montana
  • First ascent of the Matterhorn was completed by Englishman Edward Whymper
  • Enclosed tape measure that holds its place patented
  • John Smith patented a pure corkboard
  • In Germany, the Nazi party declared themselves the only political party
  • Mariner 4 delivered close-up photos of Mars
  • The International Olympic Committee voted for China to be the host of the 2008 Olympics for the first time
  • Kelly Ayotte became New Hampshire’s first female attorney general
  • In the Seaport district of Boston, Massachusetts, a 75-foot pile of snow from the winter of 2014-2015 completely melted
  • A human chain (a line of people holding hands) rescued a swimmer caught in a rip current in Panama City Beach, Florida

Weather

  • Orogrande, New Mexico, had a high temperature of 116 degrees F
  • 113 degrees F in Sac City, Iowa
  • In Trinidad, Colorado, 100 soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsed tents as winds gusted out of control during a thunderstorm
  • In the Seaport district of Boston, Massachusetts, a 75-foot pile of snow from the winter of 2014-2015 completely melted

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