On This Day in History for May 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1970 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • 1970 Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
  • 1970 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • 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 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 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 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
  • 1978 First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
  • 1980 Department of Health & Human Services begins operation
  • 1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
  • 1981 NASA launches space vehicle S-192
  • 1982 Guinea adopts constitution
  • 1983 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)

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1986 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1986 Pride of Baltimore lost at sea.
  • 1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
  • 1987 Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
  • 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.
  • 1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
  • 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
  • 1992 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
  • 1994 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617

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

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 2002 Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • 2004 The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

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

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2005 Former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the US Navy, deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. Largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
  • 2012 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons agree to end mass hunger strike
  • 2012 Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye
  • 2013 Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage

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2013 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon ("The Da Vinci Code"), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Author Dan Brown
Dan Brown

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