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Friday 14 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day: - Camillus de Lellis (Roman Catholic Church, except in the United States); - Kateri Tekakwitha (United States); - Samson Occom (Episcopal Church (United States))

Events

  • 2015 – NASA's New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
  • 1992 – 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds releases his Linux soon afterwards.
  • 1969 – The United States $500, $1000, $5000, and $10,000 bills are withdrawn from circulation.
  • 1965 – The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
  • 1960 – Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
  • 1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
  • 1943 – In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
  • 1928 – New Vietnam Revolutionary Party is founded in Huế, providing some of the communist party's most important leaders in its early years.
  • 1865 – First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent.
  • 1853 – Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.
  • 1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.

Births

  • 1991 – Shabazz Napier, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Rolando McClain, American football player
  • 1987 – Dan Reynolds, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Margus Hunt, Estonian-American football player, discus thrower, and shot putter
  • 1987 – Ryan Sweeting, Bahamian-American tennis player
  • 1987 – Sean Smith, American football player
  • 1985 – Darrelle Revis, American football player
  • 1984 – Erica Blasberg, American golfer (d. 2010)
  • 1984 – Renaldo Balkman, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Thomas Howard, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Tito Muñoz, American conductor and academic
  • 1982 – Dmitry Chaplin, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
  • 1975 – Jamey Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Erick Dampier, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Paul Methric, American rapper and producer
  • 1969 – José Hernández, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Jeff Jarrett, American wrestler and promoter, co-founder of Impact Wrestling
  • 1967 – Patrick J. Kennedy, American politician
  • 1967 – Robin Ventura, American baseball player and manager
  • 1966 – Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • 1966 – Matt Hume, American mixed martial artist and trainer
  • 1966 – Matthew Fox, American actor
  • 1964 – Igor Shpilband, Russian-American ice dancer and coach
  • 1961 – Jackie Earle Haley, American actor
  • 1960 – Jane Lynch, American actress and game show host
  • 1960 – Kyle Gass, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
  • 1959 – Aubrey McClendon, American businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1955 – L. Brent Bozell III, American journalist and activist, founded the Media Research Center
  • 1953 – Martha Coakley, American lawyer and politician, 58th Attorney General of Massachusetts
  • 1952 – Bob Casale, American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Franklin Graham, American evangelist and missionary
  • 1952 – George Lewis, American musician and composer
  • 1952 – Joel Silver, American actor and producer, co-founded Dark Castle Entertainment
  • 1949 – Tommy Mottola, American businessman and music publisher
  • 1948 – Earl Williams, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Tom Latham, American politician
  • 1947 – Claudia J. Kennedy, American general
  • 1945 – Jim Gordon, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1942 – Ken Hutcherson, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Maulana Karenga, American philosopher, author, and activist, created Kwanzaa
  • 1939 – George Edgar Slusser, American scholar and author (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Jerry Rubin, American activist, author, and businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1936 – Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1996)
  • 1932 – Del Reeves, American country singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Rosey Grier, American football player and actor
  • 1930 – Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Nancy Olson, American actress
  • 1927 – John Chancellor, American journalist (d. 1996)
  • 1927 – Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Warren Giese, American football player, coach, and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Dale Robertson, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Robin Olds, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Sixto Durán Ballén, American-Ecuadorian architect and politician, 48th President of Ecuador (d. 2016)
  • 1920 – Marijohn Wilkin, American country and gospel songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Arthur Laurents, American director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2011)
  • 1918 – Jay Wright Forrester, American computer engineer and systems scientist (d. 2016)
  • 1913 – Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Buddy Moreno, American musician (d. 2015)
  • 1912 – Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
  • 1910 – William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Tom Carvel, Greek-American businessman, founded Carvel (d. 1990)
  • 1906 – William H. Tunner, American general (d. 1983)
  • 1903 – Irving Stone, American author and educator (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – George Tobias, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Happy Chandler, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky, second Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1991)
  • 1894 – Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1979)
  • 1893 – Clarence J. Brown, American publisher and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1865 – Arthur Capper, American journalist and politician, 20th Governor of Kansas (d. 1951)
  • 1861 – Kate M. Gordon, American activist (d. 1931)
  • 1785 – Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1851)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Masao Horiba, Japanese businessman, founded Horiba (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Alice Coachman, American high jumper (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – John Victor Parker, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Bill Warner, American motorcycle racer (b. 1969)
  • 2013 – Dennis Burkley, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Herbert M. Allison, American lieutenant and businessman (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Matt Batts, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Don Brinkley, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Frank R. Burns, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – King Hill, American football player (b. 1936)
  • 2005 – Joe Harnell, American pianist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2000 – William Roscoe Estep, American historian and academic (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1909)
  • 1996 – Jeff Krosnoff, American race car driver (b. 1964)
  • 1986 – Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer (b. 1893)
  • 1984 – Ernest Tidyman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1974 – Carl Andrew Spaatz, American general (b. 1891)
  • 1970 – Preston Foster, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1965 – Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1900)
  • 1937 – Julius Meier, American businessman and politician, 20th Governor of Oregon (b. 1874)
  • 1936 – Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)
  • 1918 – Quentin Roosevelt, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1881 – Billy the Kid, American criminal (b. 1859)
  • 1834 – Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American diplomat (b. 1763)
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