14 July It Happened Today

1789  Mobs storm the Bastille prison in Paris.

1867  Alfred Nobel demonstrates dynamite for the first time.

1903  Birth of American novelist Irving Stone.

1918  Birth of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.

1959  USS Long Beech, the first ever nuclear warship, is launched.

1965  Death of American Democratic politician Adlai Stevenson.

2006  Poland becomes the first country to be governed by twins. Lech Kaczynski becomes president and Jaroslaw takes office as prime minister.

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