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On This Day: Bastille Day attack kills 86 in Nice, France

Flowers, candles and teddy bears line the Promenade des Anglais as folks mourn in Good, France, on July 16, 2016, after a terror assault killed 86 folks. File Photograph by Maya Vidon-White/UPI | License Photograph

July 14 (UPI) — On this date in historical past:

In 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille jail in Paris, starting the French Revolution. The occasion is commemorated as “Bastille Day,” a nationwide vacation in France.

In 1793, Jean Paul Marat, one of the outspoken leaders of the French Revolution, was stabbed to demise in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a Royalist sympathizer. The homicide was immortalized in a portray by Jacques-Louis David.

In 1881, outlaw Billy the Child was shot to demise at a ranch in New Mexico.

In 1914, Robert Goddard, father of the area age, was granted the primary patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design. His first rocket soared for about 2 seconds, flew as quick as 60 mph and landed 174 toes from the lift-off pad.

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In 1933, all political events besides the Nazis had been formally suppressed in Germany.

In 1966, eight pupil nurses had been discovered killed in Chicago. Drifter Richard Speck, later convicted of the slayings, died in jail in 1991.

In 1968, future Baseball Corridor of Fame slugger Hank Aaron grew to become the eighth individual to hit 500 dwelling runs for the Atlanta Braves in a win over the San Francisco Giants.

In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced that his nation would droop its participation within the Typical Forces in Europe treaty, a Chilly Warfare settlement that restricted deployment of heavy weaponry.

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In 2009, inside months after repaying bailout cash provided by the U.S. authorities, New York banking large Goldman Sachs reported a revenue of $3.44 billion for the primary quarter of the yr. JP Morgan Chase, Financial institution of America and Citigroup additionally reported massive earnings.

In 2014, the Church of England’s governing physique voted to permit ladies to grow to be bishops for first time within the church’s historical past.

In 2015, the New Horizons area probe got here inside 7,800 miles of Pluto, offering NASA scientists with the clearest pictures and most detailed measurements they’ve ever seen of the dwarf planet.

In 2016, 86 folks celebrating Bastille Day in Good, France, had been killed when a truck drove right into a crowd. The Islamic State claimed duty for the assault.

In 2019, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a marathon five-set match that lasted practically 5 hours.

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