Historical Events for July 14

0512 – A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
1534 – Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.
1613 Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London burns down
1682 – Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
1771 – Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
1789 – Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
1850 – 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
1853 – 1st US World’s fair opens (Crystal Palace NY)
1853 – Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan
1864 – Gold is discovered in Helena, Mont
1865 – 1st ascent of Matterhorn
1888 – First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel’s Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder.
1927 – 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
1967 – The Who, opening for Herman’s Hermits begin a US tour
1993 – Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and NY

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