​1536 – France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain.

1789 – French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1795 – The French National Convention accepted “La Marseillaise” as the French national anthem. It was the first national anthem of France.

1798 – The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.
1868 – Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.

1891 – The primacy of Thomas Edison’s lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.

1901 – Composer Gerald Finzi was born.

1908 – “The Adventures of Dolly” opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.
1911 – Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

1914 – Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.

1940 – A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

1941 – Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

1945 – American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

1945, Born on this day, Jim Gordon, American drummer, one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s. Gordon co-wrote Layla with Eric Clapton, worked with The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, (Pet Sounds), The Byrds, George Harrison, (All Things Must Pass), John Lennon (Imagine), The Carpenters, Traffic, Glen Campbell, (Wichita Lineman), Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Frank Zappa and many others. A diagnosed schizophrenic, Gordon murdered his mother on June 3, 1983, by pounding her head with a hammer. He was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984.   

        Tommy Motola and Mariah Carey

1948, Born on this day, Tommy Mottola, music executive, Sony Records. Married Mariah Carey in 1993, separated in 1997.

1946 – Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was first published.
1951 – The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ .

1951 – The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

1956 – Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song “I’m In Love Again”.

1958 – The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.

1962, The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70).

1964, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All Over Now’, the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, it was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year.
1967, David Bowie released the single ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.

1967 – The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman’s Hermits.


  •                              Bob  Dylan

1969 – Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.

1973, A drunk driver killed Clarence White of The Byrds while he was loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California. White joined The Byrds in 1968, after the group had recorded ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ and ‘Eight Miles High’.

1973, During a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Hollywood, California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage, Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split. This was the last that the duo performed together for nearly ten years.
1979, Donna Summer scored her third No.1 US single with ‘Bad Girls’ the album of the same name also started a five week run at No.1. The inspiration for her to write the song came after one of her assistants was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute.
1980, Allen Klein ex manager of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began serving a two-month prison sentence for falsifying tax returns.

1980, Bryan Ferry collapsed in his hotel room in France and was flown to London suffering from a kidney infection.

1982, The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards.1984 – Philippe Wynne, a former lead singer of the Spinners, died of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, CA.
1987 – “U Got The Look” by Prince was released.
1988 – Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London. Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights.

1986, Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with ‘True Blue’.

1989, At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarist’s broke the world record for the most guitar players appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed ‘Louie Louie’ for 30 minutes.

1989, Tom Jones lost a paternity suit and was ordered to pay $200 a week in child support to 27 year old Katherine Berkery of New York. The judge in the case was Judge Judy Sheindlin, who was still serving in her 15 year tenure as a New York Family Court judge before appearing in her court TV show, Judge Judy.

1989 – Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video. The video was for the song “My First Night Without You.”
1993 – The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were from “My Fair Lady,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Show Boat” and “Oklahoma!”

1995 – George Michael announced the settlement of his long running dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his contract.

1997, Walkers Spice Girls crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.
1998 – Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah McLachlan’s album “Surfacing,” which had gone triple platinum.

1998 – Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month earlier in Seaside, CA.

1998 – Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

2000, Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis. J and Richie from the band told Sky magazine that the drug should no longer be outlawed ‘No one who smokes a spliff goes out and starts fights like someone who’s been drinking.’

                                   Dr Dre

2000 – Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The video contained nudity and graphic violence.

2001 – Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.

2000, Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis. J and Richie from the band told Sky magazine that the drug should no longer be outlawed ‘No one who smokes a spliff goes out and starts fights like someone who’s been drinking.’

2003, Plans for Sting to write an official anthem for Tuscany came under fire by locals who insisted the job should go to an Italian and not a foreigner. The British pop star owned a house in Tuscany and had been nominated to compose the anthem by Franco Banchi who lived nearby.

2003 – Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio .

2007, A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during The Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house

2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 10 million applications downloaded.
2008 – In Japan, construction began on the Tokyo Skytree tower.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded.

2009, Michael Jackson fans from all over the world congregated at London’s O2 arena, where the star had been due to begin his run of 50 concerts. Fans who left messages to a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson sing-a-longs, held a minute’s silence at 1830 BST to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.
2015, The Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer’s disease and was not murdered. Two of his daughters had alleged King was poisoned by long-time associates.

2015 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft became the first space mission to explore Pluto.

           Hon. Dr Samuel Adejare

2015, Environment Commissioner Dr Samuel Adejare of Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARKS) in a seminar for the informal sector (held at the Governor’s office Alausa Ikeja) declared July 14 of every year as ‘Tree planting day.’

 Edo state Governor Comrade Oshiomole

2016, The members of Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) sue Edo State government and its Consultant for N300million over illegal removal of billboard hoardings owned and sited by the outdoor agency owners in the state in a suit filed by Rufai’ I .A Akanbi and Company on behalf of the Association, the case is due for hearing in Benin City this day, thursday July 14.

Compiled and edited by: Jimmy Adesanya.

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