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What Happened on May 14, 1796

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner

1796 Highlights

About May 14, 1796

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus