Jul 14, Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
Jul 14, The US State Department criticized actress Jane Fonda for making antiwar radio broadcasts in Hanoi, calling them “distressing.”
Jul 14, Virginia Hall (b.1906), a Baltimore native who had worked in France for British intelligence during WW II, died. In 1942 the Gestapo circulated posters offering a reward for the capture of “the woman with a limp. She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies and we must find and destroy her.” Hall’s left leg had been amputated below the knee about a decade earlier after she stumbled and blasted her foot with a shotgun while hunting in Turkey.
Jul 14, Carolyn Muncey’s badly beaten body was found near her home in eastern Tennessee. Paul House was convicted in 1986 and sentenced to die for the murder. In 2008 DNA evidence indicated he was not responsible for her sexual assault and a federal judge ordered that he be quickly retried
Jul 14, Katharine Graham (b.1917), chairman of the executive committee of The Washington Post, suffered a head injury in a fall in Sun Valley, Idaho. She died three days later.
Jul 14, Greek police said 9 British women faced prostitution charges after being arrested at the weekend for taking part in an oral sex competition in the Greek holiday island of Zakynthos. Six British and six Greek men, including two bar owners, were also charged in the incident, which took place at Laganas beach.
Jul 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met the president of oil-and-gas rich Nigeria after her trip to Angola the previous day sparked controversy over an offer to sell patrol boats.
Jul 14, In Spain a bull gored an Australian woman (23) and left her seriously injured during the final run of this year’s annual San Fermin festival. 4 other runners were hospitalized with cuts and bruises.