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TO­DAY IS SATUR­DAY, JULY 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year.


On this date in 1933, all Ger­man po­lit­i­cal par­ties, ex­cept the Nazi Party, were out­lawed.

In 1789, in an event sym­bol­iz­ing the start of the French Revo­lu­tion, cit­i­zens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and re­leased the seven pris­on­ers in­side.

In 1798, Con­gress passed the Sedi­tion Act, mak­ing it a fed­eral crime to pub­lish false, scan­dalous or ma­li­cious writ­ing about the United States gov­ern­ment.

In 1881, out­law Wil­liam H. Bon­ney Jr., alias “Billy the Kid,” was shot and killed by Sher­iff Pat Gar­rett in Fort Sum­ner in present-day New Mex­ico.

In 1921, Ital­ian-born an­ar­chists Nicola Sacco and Bar­tolomeo Vanzetti were con­victed in Ded­ham, Mass., of mur­der­ing a shoe com­pany pay­mas­ter and his guard. Sacco and Vanzetti were ex­e­cuted six years later.

In 1945, Italy for­mally de­clared war on Ja­pan, its for­mer Axis part­ner dur­ing World War II.

In 1964, in a speech to the Repub­li­can na­tional con­ven­tion in San Fran­cisco, New York Gov. Nel­son Rock­e­feller was booed by sup­port­ers of Barry Gold­wa­ter as he called on the GOP to de­nounce po­lit­i­cal ex­trem­ists.

In 1966, the city of Chicago awoke to the shock­ing news that eight stu­dent nurses had been bru­tally slain dur­ing the night in a South Side dor­mi­tory. Drifter Richard Speck was con­victed of the mass killing and con­demned to death. His sen­tence was re­duced to life in prison, where he died in 1991.

In 1976, Jimmy Carter won the Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion at the party’s con­ven­tion in New York.

In 1980, the Repub­li­can na­tional con­ven­tion opened in Detroit, where nom­i­nee-ap­par­ent Ron­ald Rea­gan told a wel­com­ing rally he and his sup­port­ers were de­ter­mined to “make Amer­ica great again.”

In 1999, race-based school bus­ing in Bos­ton came to an end af­ter 25 years.

In 2004, the Se­nate scut­tled a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment ban­ning gay mar­riage. Forty-eight sen­a­tors voted to ad­vance the mea­sure — 12 short of the 60 needed — and 50 voted to block it.

TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Ac­tress Nancy Ol­son is 90. For­mer foot­ball player and ac­tor Rosey Grier is 86. Ac­tor Vin­cent Pa­s­tore is 72. Mu­sic com­pany ex­ec­u­tive Tommy Mot­tola is 70. Rock mu­si­cian Chris Cross (Ul­travox), ac­tors Jerry Houser and Stan Shaw, and ac­tor-di­rec­tor Eric Laneuville are 66. Movie pro­ducer Scott Rudin is 60. Singer-gui­tarist Kyle Gass, coun­try mu­si­cian Ray Hern­don (McBride and the Ride) and ac­tress Jane Lynch are 58. Ac­tor Jackie Earle Ha­ley is 57. Ac­tor Matthew Fox, rock mu­si­cian Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dum­mies) and rock singer-mu­si­cian Tanya Donelly are 52. Ac­tress Missy Gold is 48. Olympic gold medal snow­boarder Ross Rebagliati is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tameka Cottle (Xs­cape), coun­try singer Jamey John­son and hip-hop mu­si­cian taboo (Black Eyed Peas) are 43.

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