A look at notable events on this day July 14 in history:
1850 – 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
1868 – Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure
1997- O.J. Simpson’s California mansion was auctioned off for $2.6 million.
2014 – Samsung temporarily suspends operations with supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co after allegations of child labor;
1976 – Canada abolishes capital punishment. After sentencing around 1500 people and executing 700 of them since 1759, when capital punishment was instituted, the Canadian parliament abolished capital punishment.
1933 – ‘The Comet’ is found by Ali Mohammed Duse an Egyptian living in Nigeria, he later sold it Nnamdi Azikwe in 1944.
1949 – 1st bottle of Star Ladger beer is produced in Lagos.