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14 July

🇮🇳 In India
1942 The Congress Working Committee, in its meeting in Wardha, passed the historic Quit India resolution demanding the immediate transfer of power to Indians and quit India. This was after the failure of the Cripps Mission and the effects of World War II created widespread discontentment in India, which led Gandhiji to launch a movement calling for complete withdrawal of the British from India.
1975 Madan Mohan, music director of many a melodious hindi film songs, dies at 51.
1999 Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the Kargil War, codenamed Operation Vijay, a success. The war had officially ended on 26th May with the eviction of the last infiltrator.
2013 The world's last telegram was sent as India's state-run telecommunications company ended its 163-year old telegraph service.
🌎 Elsewhere
1789 The storming of the Bastille, a prison in Paris housing only 7 prisoners at the time, the event which marked the beginning of French Revolution, happened today. A mob advanced on the Bastille in Paris, demanding the arms and munitions stored there, but, when the guards resisted, the crowd captured the prison, an act that symbolized the end of the Old Regime in France. Celebrated annually as Bastille Day even today.
1850 The first public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration took place. James Harrison of Australia designed an ice-making machine. It was an improvement on one invented by Jacob Perkins in 1834.
1903 Irving Stone, American writer, chiefly known for his biographical novels of noted artists, politicians, and intellectuals, was born. Among the best known are Lust for Life, about the life of Vincent van Gogh, and The Agony and the Ecstasy, about Michelangelo.
1946 Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care was published.
1957 Egyptian Rawya Ateya was elected to the National Assembly, becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world to be elected to office.
1960 British ethologist Jane Goodall first arrived in Tanzania for conducting her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees.


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