July 14 in history

July 14, 2009

On July 14:

 1789 French citizens stormed the Bastille.


Prise de la Bastille, by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel

1853 New Zealand’s first general election began.

1865 Edward Whymper made the first ascent of the Matterhorn

1950 Sir Apirana Ngata died.

Apirana Ngata

Sir Apirana Ngata, circa 1905. (Photo: Wikipedia)


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