(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring (Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses) was decreed today in Nazi Germany, initially providing for the compulsory sterilization of persons with mental retardation (“hereditary feeblemindedness”), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and persons born with handicaps.
(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Gesetz gegen die Neubildung von Parteien (“Law against the establishment of political parties”) was announced today, declaring the Nazi Party to be the country’s only legal party. However, for all practical purposes Germany had been a one-party state since the passage of the Enabling Act in March 1933.
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(Monday, July 14, 1913, 12:43 a.m. local time) — Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford, Jr., the 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) and the 40th Vice President of the United States (1973-1974), was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., today at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska. Ford was later named after his stepfather.