Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on July 14, including Bastille Day, and milestones in aviation and outer space exploration.
Pictured: Fireworks light up the night sky of Paris behind the illuminated Arc de Triomphe, marking the 200th anniversary celebration of the French Revolution, July 14, 1989.
Chicago Fire of 1874
The Chicago Fire of July 14, 1874, destroyed more than 800 buildings and killed 20 people.
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White House Stunt
Pilot Harry Atwood, who had flown with the Wright Brothers, lands an airplane on the South Lawn of the White House, July 14, 1911.
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Howard Hughes' Lockheed monoplane is surrounded by crowds upon landing at Floyd Bennett Airfield in New York, July 14, 1938. Hughes and his four companions established a record for flying around the world in under 91 hours - just under half the time achieved in 1933 by Wiley Post.
Tour de France
Cyclist Raphael Geminiani descends the Col du Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees during the 18th stage of the Tour de France, July 14, 1952.
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British race driver Stirling Moss gives a wide berth to the flaming wreck of a countryman's car during the British Grand Prix race at Silverstone, England, July 14, 1956. C.A.S. Brooks escaped unhurt from his car when it overturned and burst into flames during the race, which was won by Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio.
Jackie Kennedy reads the morning paper announcing her husband's nomination victory at the Democratic National Convention, at Hyannis Port, Mass., July 14, 1960. Sen. John F. Kennedy became the Democratic nominee for president on the first ballot.
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The first-ever close-up image of Mars, taken on July 14, 1965, by Mariner 4. The area shown is near the boundary of Elysium Planitia to the west and Arcadia Planitia to the east.
New Jersey State Police use cars for protection as they battle with a sniper on Springfield Avenue in Newark, July 14, 1967. Rioting and looting in the central ward of the city and elsewhere left more than 300 wounded and four dead of gunshot wounds.
The artistry of a Mexican iron worker adorns the chassis of a Volkswagen in front of his place of business in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, July 14, 1971.
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Commuters wait at empty ticket windows at Grand Central Station in New York City, July 14, 1977, as trains were canceled by the electric power failure that affected most public transportation in the city.
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Two hooded Shiite Muslim men hijacked a TWA jet during a flight from Athens to Rome on July 14, 1985, and commandeered it to Beirut airport. Here they hold a news conference at the Beirut airport's transit terminal on July 30.
Eleven-year-old American pilot Christopher Marshall arrives at Le Bourget airport near Paris on July 14, 1988, from San Diego, California, retracing the historic 1927 flight of Charles Lindbergh. At left is Marshall's co-pilot, American flying ace Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
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A closeup of Pluto, taken on July 14, 2015, by the New Horizons spacecraft.