Historical Events on 14th May

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649 - Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1027 - Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
1264 - Battle of Lewes, 2nd Barons' War: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats English King Henry III
1483 - Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
1509 - Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venetians in Northern Italy
1576 - Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1607 - 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
1608 - The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
1610 - Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne.
1638 - Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
1643 - Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4
1664 - Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
1702 - England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
1702 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
1747 - A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
1767 - British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United StatesPage one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States 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
1800 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar
Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether LewisSoldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis 1804 - Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1811 - Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
1832 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
1835 - Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
1842 - Illustrated London News; the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication
1845 - Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens
1853 - Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
1861 - The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
1862 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1868 - Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
1874 - 1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats Uni of McGill (Montreal) 3-0
1878 - Vaseline is granted a patent (U.S. Patent 127,568)
1879 - The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1884 - Anti-Monopoly party forms in US
1885 - 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25
1886 - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
1888 - 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
1889 - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
1890 - 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
1892 - Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
1894 - Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
1896 - Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado)
1897 - Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
1905 - 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
1906 - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
1907 - Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
1908 - 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1910 - Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
1913 - Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
1913 - Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
1914 - Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
1918 - Sunday baseball is made legal in Washton, DC
1919 - 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
1919 - Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
1920 - Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1920 - Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
1921 - Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death, Ohio
1921 - Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
1925 - Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
1927 - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
1927 - 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
1927 - Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
1927 - The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
1928 - John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
1931 - Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
Author Virginia WoolfAuthor Virginia Woolf 1932 - "We Want Beer!" parade in NY
1935 - LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
1935 - Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
1935 - Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
1938 - 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
1938 - England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
1938 - "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is released
1939 - Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
1940 - Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England
1940 - Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
1940 - German breakthrough at Sedan
1940 - Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
1940 - Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany
1941 - 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
1942 - US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
1943 - Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
1944 - 91 German bombers harass Bristol
1944 - British troops occupy Kohima
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1944 - Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1945 - Kamikaze Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise
1945 - US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
1945 - Physician Joseph Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent. Stevens lived another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human
1946 - Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres
1948 - Israel declares independence from under British administration
1948 - Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
1948 - Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
1948 - US grants Israel de facto recognition
1948 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1948 - WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
Human Medical Subject Albert StevensHuman Medical Subject Albert Stevens 1949 - "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
1949 - 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
1949 - US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1950 - Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
1951 - Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
1951 - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
1954 - Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1955 - Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
1957 - "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
1957 - Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1960 - "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 perfs
1960 - USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
1960 - Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam NY
1961 - Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
1961 - Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
1962 - Ex-present of Yugoslavia Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
1964 - Underground America Day is 1st observed
1964 - 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
1965 - 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1966 - 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
1966 - A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
1967 - Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
1968 - Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
1968 - Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček
1968 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
1969 - Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
1969 - Last Chevrolet Corsair built
1970 - Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
1970 - Harry A Blackmun appointed to US Supreme Court
1970 - NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
1970 - Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1970 - The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
1972 - 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
1972 - In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
1972 - 14th Grammy Awards: It's Too Late, Carly Simon wins
1972 - A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast
1973 - Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
1973 - Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
1973 - US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1974 - Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
1975 - Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1975 - French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975 - US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
1976 - Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
1977 - English football international Bobby Moore retires
1977 - KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
1977 - Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
1977 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1978 - "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1978 - First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
1980 - "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1980 - Dept of Health & Human Services begins operation
1980 - Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
1980 - Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
1981 - 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
1981 - NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1982 - Guinea adopts constitution
1983 - "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1983 - Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1983 - Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
1984 - 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1986 - Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary
1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
1986 - Pride of Baltimore lost at sea.
1986 - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
1987 - "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
1987 - Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1987 - NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
1988 - "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
1988 - 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
1988 - Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1988 - NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
1989 - 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
1989 - 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
1989 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 - Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
1989 - Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
1989 - Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
1990 - 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
1990 - Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
1991 - 42 die in a train collision in Japan
1991 - Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
1991 - World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1991 - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
MLB Center Fielder Kirby PuckettMLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett 1992 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
1994 - Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
1994 - FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
1995 - "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
1995 - 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
1995 - Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
1995 - Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader
1996 - NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
1997 - Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
1997 - FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
1998 - Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
2000 - 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

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