Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Week 47)

May 14 in History

What happened on May 14 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 14 in history.

1991
In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.
1973
The U.S. space station Skylab is launched.
1969
Three companies of the 101st Airborne Division fail to push North Vietnamese forces off Hill 937 in South Vietnam.
1961
A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.
1948
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.
1942
The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.
1940
Holland surrenders to Germany.
1935
A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
1897
Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.
1897
“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.
1863
Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.
1853
Gail Borden applies for a patent for condensed milk.
1804
Explorer William Clark sets off from St. Louis, Missouri.
1796
English physician Edward Jenner gives the first successful smallpox vaccination.
1610
French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) is assassinated by François Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.
1509
At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy.
1264
King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes.

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