July 14

This Day in History

1960

Goodall Arrives in Gombe to Study Chimps

On this day in 1960, equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania's Gombe Stream Reserve, to begin her landmark study … (more...)

1933

Nazi Sterilization Law Passed

This day in history marks the anniversary of the implementation of one of the most pernicious and sinister laws of the twentieth century. For on 14 July 1933, Germany's Nazi Party established its … (more...)

1789

Bastille stormed

On July 14, 1789, militant Parisian workers storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress in Paris. Originally constructed in the 14th century, the Bastille was first used as a state prison in … (more...)