July 14th-This Day In History

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July 14 is the 195th day of the year. There are 170 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+1874 – The Chicago Fire of 1874 burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago's city council.

+1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.

+1911 – Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright brothers, lands his airplane at the South Lawn of the White House. He is later awarded a Gold medal from U.S. President William Howard Taft for this feat.

+1969 – The United States $500, $1000, $5000, and $10,000 bills are withdrawn from circulation.

( Births )

+1910 – William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2001)

+1913 – Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)

+1932 – Rosey Grier, American football player and actor

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