- 1607 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
- 1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
- 1796 English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
- 1948 Israel declares independence from under British administration
- 1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
On May 14, 1939