What Happened on May 14

Significant Events

  • 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 administers 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)
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Did You Know?

Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.

On May 14, 1939

Famous Weddings

  • 1771 King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles
  • 1962 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
  • 1994 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • 1994 Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York
  • 1996 Actor Antonio Banderas (35) weds actress Melanie Griffith (38) at the Westminster register office in London
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