Historical Events on May 14 (Part 2)

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

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2000 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
  • 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

BeatificationBeatification

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.
  • 2010 The 51,700 seat Aviva Stadium is officially opened on the site of the famous old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin by Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowan
  • 2011 56th Eurovision Song Contest: Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan wins singing "Running Scared" in Dusseldorf
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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
Author
Dan Brown

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2013 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel "Americanah" is published

  • 2016 61st Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins singing "1944"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition

  • 2018 Successful memory transfer in snails achieved by scientists from University of California published in journal "eNeuro"

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2018 Melania Trump, wife of US President Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
  • 2018 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide
  • 2018 Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest
  • 2018 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • 2018 US Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports gambling in most states