On This Day

What Happened on May 14

Historical Events

  • 1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution
  • 1796 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers his revolutionary cowpox-based vaccine for smallpox, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

May 14 in Film & TV

  • 1998 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC-TV to 76.3M viewers with commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds

May 14 in Music

May 14 in Sport

Did You Know?

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

On May 14, 1939

Would You Believe?

Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge. Stevens lives another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human

On May 14, 1945

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

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