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    What happened on May 14

    • May 14, 1097 Siege of Nicaea began during the first Crusade - Turkey

    • May 14, 1264 Baron's War fought in England

    • May 14, 1264 Battle at Lewes: Simon van Leicester beats English king Henry III

    • May 14, 1264 Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.

    • May 14, 1483 "Coronation of Charles VIII of France (""Charles l'Affable"")."

    • May 14, 1501 "Lisbon Portugal, explorer Gaspar Corte Réal leaves on his second voyage to Newfoundland; never heard from again."

    • May 14, 1509 "Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy"

    • May 14, 1509 "Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians."

    • May 14, 1576 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

    • May 14, 1607 "First permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown VA"

    • May 14, 1607 "Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony."

    • May 14, 1608 Protestant Union founded in Auhausen.

    • May 14, 1610 "Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne."

    • May 14, 1633 "Olivier Le Jeune d1654 baptized into the Roman Catholic faith; a slave left in Quebec by the Kirkes, he is the first recorded black in Canada."

    • May 14, 1638 "Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon"

    • May 14, 1643 "Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII."

    • May 14, 1643 "Louis XIV becomes King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII"

    • May 14, 1664 "Turkish great Kprl attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers"

    • May 14, 1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw

    • May 14, 1747 A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.

    • May 14, 1747 In the Atlantic New France Governor Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière 1685-1752 captured by the British at sea and taken to England.

    • May 14, 1760 "French fleet arrives in the St. Lawrence from France, but retreats to the Bay of Chaleur when it learns of the fall of Quebec."

    • May 14, 1767 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea

    • May 14, 1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution

    • May 14, 1796 Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.

    • May 14, 1796 "First smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner"

    • May 14, 1800 "Friedrich von Schiller's ""Macbeth"" premieres in Weimar"

    • May 14, 1804 Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for the Pacific Coast

    • May 14, 1804 Lewis and Clark begin their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory

    • May 14, 1804 The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory begins its ascent of the Missouri River May 14 seeking to determine whether the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean are linked by a river system


    • May 14, 1811 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)

    • May 14, 1832 "Felix Mendelssohn's ""Hebrides"" premieres"

    • May 14, 1845 Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens

    • May 14, 1853 Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk

    • May 14, 1861 "The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain."

    • May 14, 1862 Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents the chronograph

    • May 14, 1863 Battle of Jackson MS

    • May 14, 1864 Battle of Reseca GA -Atlanta- (2nd day)

    • May 14, 1868 "Japanese Boshin War: End of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikk."

    • May 14, 1870 The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

    • May 14, 1874 "Harvard beats University of McGill (Montral) in football, 3-0"

    • May 14, 1878 Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)

    • May 14, 1884 Anti-Monopoly party forms in the US

    • May 14, 1889 The children's charity the NSPCC is launched in London.

    • May 14, 1892 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem

    • May 14, 1896 Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10F - Climax CO)

    • May 14, 1897 Great-Britain signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

    • May 14, 1904 St Louis hosts the first Olympic Games to be held in the United States

    • May 14, 1904 The first Olympics in the US are held (St Louis)

    • May 14, 1905 "2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0"

    • May 14, 1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

    • May 14, 1908 The first passenger flight in an airplane

    • May 14, 1910 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins

    • May 14, 1913 French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands

    • May 14, 1913 "New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller."

    • May 14, 1921 Florence Allen is first woman judge to sentence a man to death

    • May 14, 1921 Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats

    • May 14, 1927 """Ain't She Sweet?"" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie"

    • May 14, 1927 Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg.

    • May 14, 1927 "University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity."

    • May 14, 1928 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg

    • May 14, 1929 Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton.

    • May 14, 1931 "dalen shootings, five people are killed in dalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration."

    • May 14, 1932 """We Want Beer!"" parade in New York"

    • May 14, 1935 "Los Angeles' Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US"

    • May 14, 1935 "Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, easily a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until 29 May, 1939."

    • May 14, 1935 Plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies independence agreement

    • May 14, 1935 The Filipinos ratify an independence agreement.

    • May 14, 1938 "English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3"

    • May 14, 1939 Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.

    • May 14, 1940 Admiral Furstner departs to England

    • May 14, 1940 Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production

    • May 14, 1940 "Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany"

    • May 14, 1940 World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

    • May 14, 1940 World War II: The Netherlands surrender to Germany.

    • May 14, 1941 "3,600 Parisian Jews arrested"

    • May 14, 1942 The Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established

    • May 14, 1942 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded

    • May 14, 1943 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur sunk by a Japanese submarine off the south Queensland coast The ship was crewed by members of the Australian merchant navy and only 64 of the 333 on board survived

    • May 14, 1943 "Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine."

    • May 14, 1944 91 German bombers harass Bristol

    • May 14, 1944 "General Rommel, Speidel & von Stlpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler"

    • May 14, 1945 Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise

    • May 14, 1945 "US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered"

    • May 14, 1946 The House of Commons passes the Canadian Citizenship Act; first nationality statute in Canada to define its people as Canadians

    • May 14, 1948 "Israel declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel was attacked by the neighboring Arab states."

    • May 14, 1948 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's first broadcast

    • May 14, 1948 "Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem"

    • May 14, 1948 PM David Ben-Gurion establishes State of Israel

    • May 14, 1948 US grants Israel de facto recognition

    • May 14, 1949 Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

    • May 14, 1951 "Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC"

    • May 14, 1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months

    • May 14, 1955 "A causeway is completed across the Strait of Canso between Cape Porcupine and Balache Point, Nova Scotia. This involved a 14 mile main line diversion for the rerouting of railway traffic linking directly Cape Breton Island with the mainland. Previous movements were by car ferry across the Strait of Canso."

    • May 14, 1955 "Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defence treaty called the Warsaw Pact."

    • May 14, 1955 "Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania"

    • May 14, 1956 "2 RAR attacks communist terrorists near Sungei Siput, Malaya"

    • May 14, 1960 USSR launch first (unmanned) space capsule

    • May 14, 1961 Bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama

    • May 14, 1961 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.

    • May 14, 1962 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain

    • May 14, 1963 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations

    • May 14, 1964 Underground America Day is first observed

    • May 14, 1965 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes

    • May 14, 1968 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp

    • May 14, 1968 Czechoslovakian Government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek

    • May 14, 1968 Red Army Faction -leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin

    • May 14, 1969 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada

    • May 14, 1969 Last Chevrolet Corsair built

    • May 14, 1970 "Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State University, Mississippi)"

    • May 14, 1970 Harry A Blackmun appointed to the Supreme Court

    • May 14, 1970 "In the Eastern Caucasus two quakes measuring 5.5 and 6.5 occurred occurred a few miles west of Machackala, a city of about 165,000 population and located on the Caspian Sea"

    • May 14, 1970 Mississippi state police kill two black students at Jackson State University.

    • May 14, 1970 "NYC local newspaper ""Our Town"" begins publishing"

    • May 14, 1970 Red Aarmy Faction -leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin

    • May 14, 1970 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.

    • May 14, 1972 "24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton"

    • May 14, 1973 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London

    • May 14, 1973 "Human Space Flight: Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched. It is the last launch of the Saturn V rocket."

    • May 14, 1973 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 14, 1973 "Skylab launched, the first Space Station"

    • May 14, 1973 US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

    • May 14, 1975 Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II

    • May 14, 1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia

    • May 14, 1975 US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship

    • May 14, 1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter

    • May 14, 1976 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast

    • May 14, 1977 English football international Bobby Moore retires

    • May 14, 1977 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms

    • May 14, 1978 First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.

    • May 14, 1980 Department of Health & Human Services begins operation

    • May 14, 1980 Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II

    • May 14, 1981 The Bank of Canada raises lending rate to further record high of 18.98%.

    • May 14, 1982 "Braniff International Airways files for bankruptcy after 52 years in business, a victim of over-expansion and a weak economy. It is the first major U.S. airline to fold."

    • May 14, 1982 "British troops return in force to the Falklands, fierce fighting brings heavy casualties to both sides in the next few weeks"

    • May 14, 1982 Guinea adopts constitution

    • May 14, 1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama wins

    • May 14, 1985 "Northwest of Madagascar a6.4 quake was felt at Mtwara and Newala, Tanzania and in the Mocimbao da Praia area, Mozambique. Believed to be the largest instrumentally located hypocenter in this area"

    • May 14, 1986 Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary

    • May 14, 1987 """Little Shop of Horrors"" is released in Germany"

    • May 14, 1987 "Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000"

    • May 14, 1988 "Carrollton bus disaster: A drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, USA hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27."

    • May 14, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Fairground Attraction - Perfect

    • May 14, 1989 """Moonlighting"", TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC"

    • May 14, 1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square continue

    • May 14, 1989 "Final TV episode of ""Family Ties"" airs"

    • May 14, 1989 Matt Gilliam was born!

    • May 14, 1990 "Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53"

    • May 14, 1991 42 die in a train collision is Japan

    • May 14, 1991 Angry truckers blockade Parliament Hill; say they can't compete due to higher Canadian taxes than US

    • May 14, 1991 Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA

    • May 14, 1991 "World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs"

    • May 14, 1994 FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London

    • May 14, 1994 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds Darnay Hoffman (46)

    • May 14, 1995 "Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader"

    • May 14, 1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2 million for 30 seconds)

    • May 14, 1998 Microsoft agrees to delay shipping Windows 98 for several days while it negotiates with federal government and 20 states in attempt to forestall antitrust lawsuits.

    • May 14, 2002 Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

    • May 14, 2004 The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

    • May 14, 2004 "The marriage of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Mary Donaldson takes place in Copenhagen."

    • May 14, 2005 "Ex-America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise."

    • May 14, 2005 "Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood."







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