On June 26th, 1819, the bicycle was patented.
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On July 15th, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was discovered by Pierre-Francois Bouchard.
A thought for the day: We are bound together by the most powerful of all ties -- our fervent love for freedom and independence, which knows no homeland but the human heart. -- U.S. President Gerald R. Ford
On this date in history:
In 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as Bastille Day, a national holiday in France.
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Those born on this date include:
- Czech painter Alphonse Mucha in 1860
- suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst in 1858
- Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1862
- cartoonist William Hanna in 1910
Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020 with 170 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
On July 14th, 1902, the Campanile in Venice collapsed.