Thursday 14 July 1994
Deaths: Madame de Stael (Anne- Louise Germaine Necker), Baronne de Stael, writer, 1817; Edward Calvert, artist and wood-engraver, 1883; Alfred Krupp, industrialist, 1887; Grock (Karl Adrien Wettach), clown, 1959; Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, writer and journalist, 1968.
On this day: the Grand Council of Nimes ended, 1096; during the French Revolution, the Bastille in Paris was stormed, 1789; the first ascent of the Matterhorn was made by Edward Whymper, 1865; dynamite was first demonstrated by Alfred Nobel, 1867; the first BBC television play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth, was transmitted, 1930.
Today is Bastille Day (Fete Nationale) in France and the Feast Day of St Camillus de Lellis, St Deusdedit of Canterbury, St Marcellinus or Marchelm, St Ulric of Zell.
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- 2 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity
- 5 Mystery sea creature - with 'fur' and 'a beak' - washes up on remote Russian beach, baffling scientists
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