Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 23

July 23: Daniel Radcliffe (1989)

It was on this date, July 23, 1989, that the English actor known for a 10-year run as the title character in the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe was born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe in Fulham, London. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age 10 in the title role of BBC One’s television movie David Copperfield …

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Jul 22

July 22: Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel

Abbot Gregor Mendel was a freethinker who entered a monastery to study science.

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Jul 14

July 14: Bastille Day

Storming the Bastille

Bastille Day (1789) It was on this date, July 14, 1789, in the morning, that French citizens stormed and destroyed the hated Bastille prison in Paris, ending a symbol of the human rights abuses by King Louis XVI—who had in fact supported the American colonists in their quest for independence from Great Britain—and beginning the …

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