So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
July 14th
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  • Earliest day on which the first day of Gentse Feesten can fall, while July 20 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday before July 21. (Ghent) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Bastille Day (France and French dependencies) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day. (Sweden) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Republic Day (Iraq) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
July 14th
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  • 2003 - The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51". Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2002 - French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2000 - A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces lead by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - In Joplin, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action within the Battle of the Somme, which was to last until 3 September 1916. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - The Campanile in St. Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - First ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1798 - The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1791 - The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1790 - French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fęte de la Fédération. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1789 - French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1771 - Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1769 - An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolŕ establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1698 - The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
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  • 1989 - Sean Flynn, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - James Vaughan, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Adam Johnson, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Billy Celeski, Australian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Darrelle Revis, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Renaldo Balkman, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Nilmar, Brazilian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Nansy Stergiopoulou, Greek singer (Hi-5) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Erica Blasberg, American golfer (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Wesley Dening, Australian TV personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Dmitry Chaplin, Russian-born American dancer, So You Think You Can Dance finalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Lee Mead, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - George Smith, Australian rugby union player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Jed Madela, Filipino singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Ranj Dhaliwal, Canadian novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Geraint Jones, England cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Jamey Johnson, American country music artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Taboo, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Tim Hudson, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Erick Dampier, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - David Mitchell, English comedian and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Adam Quinn, American bagpipes player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Paul Methric, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Candela Peńa, Spanish actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Deborah Mailman, Australian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Mark LoMonaco (Bubba Ray Dudley), American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Joey Styles, American wrestling commentator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Nick McCabe, British guitarist (The Verve) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Madhu Sapre, Former Indian Model and Miss Universe Contestant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Howard Webb, English football referee Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Nina Siemaszko, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - José Hernández, Puerto Rican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Robin Ventura, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Jeff Jarrett, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Patrick J. Kennedy, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Tanya Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses, Belly) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Juliet Cesario, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Ellen Reid, Canadian pianist and vocalist (Crash Test Dummies) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Matthew Fox, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Owen Coyle, Scottish-born Irish football player and manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Jeff Olson, American percussionist (Trouble) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Jackie Earle Haley, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Jane Lynch, American actress, comedian and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Anna Bligh, Australian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Kyle Gass, American guitarist, singer and actor (Tenacious D) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Robert Jensen, American journalist and activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Julio Chavez, Argentinian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - L. Brent Bozell III, American writer and pundit Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Martha Coakley, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Franklin Graham, American evangelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Eric Laneuville, American director, actor and producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Joel Silver, American film producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Bob Casale ("Bob 2"), American guitarist (Devo) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Tommy Mottola, American music executive Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Zulu king Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius politician, 3rd and 6th Prime Minister of Mauritius Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Vincent Pastore, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - John Wood, Australian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Billy McCool, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Christopher Priest, English novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Javier Solana, Spanish politician, Secretary General of NATO and European Union High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Maulana Karenga, American writer and political activist, the creator of Kwanzaa Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Andreas Khol, Austrian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Susan Howatch, English novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Karel Gott, Czech Schlager singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Sid Haig, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Jerry Rubin, American social activist and businessman (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Richard Rust, American actor (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Pema Chödrön, American-born Buddhist nun and author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Robert Bourassa, Quebec politician (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Heir to the House of Stuart Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Roosevelt Grier, American football player and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Jacqueline de Ribes, French fashion designer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Polly Bergen, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Nancy Olson, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - John Chancellor, American television commentator (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Harry Dean Stanton, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Dale Robertson, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Willie Steele, American long jumper (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Elfriede Rinkel, German Nazi concentration camp guard Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Lino Ventura, Italian-born French actor (d. 1987) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and theatre director (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Arthur Laurents, American playwright, novelist, and director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Woody Guthrie, American folk musician (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1911 - Terry-Thomas, British actor (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Tom Carvel, Greek-born American businessman and inventor (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Irving Stone, American writer (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Gerald Finzi, British composer (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1891 - Alexander M. Volkov, Russian novelist and mathematician (d. 1977) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1888 - Scipio Slataper, Italian writer and essayist (d. 1915) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1874 - Khedive Abbas II of Egypt and Sudan (d. 1944) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1872 - Albert Marque, French sculptor and doll maker (d. 1939) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1868 - Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy and administrator (d. 1926) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - Arthur Capper, American newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1951) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Owen Wister, American novelist (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1859 - Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1858 - Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1834 - James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American painter (d. 1903) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1829 - Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1896) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1816 - Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1801 - Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1785 - Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (d. 1851) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1755 - Michel de Beaupuy, French general of the Revolution (d. 1796) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1743 - Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1721 - John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1696 - William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1676 - Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian and poet (d. 1763) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1675 - Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1671 - Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1634 - Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1610 - Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1608 - George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1602 - Jules Mazarin, French statesman and cardinal (d. 1661) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1454 - Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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