On This Day: July 14th
This is 196th day of the year and 170 days remain in the year.
Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.
In one of the most controversial cases in U.S. history, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of two murders and sentenced to death.
Dr. Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care was published.
July 14 BirthdaysWoody Guthrie1912–1967, American folk singer, guitarist, and composer, born in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Gerald R. Fordformer president
James McNeill Whistlerpainter
Emmeline Pankhurstwoman suffragist.
Gertrude Belltraveler, author, and government official